Routledge studies in new media and cyberculture.
"This book explores software's pivotal role as the code that powers computers, mobile devices, the Internet, and social media. Creating conditions for the ongoing development and use of software, including the Internet as a communications infrastructure, is one of the most compelling issues of our time. Free software is based upon open source code, developed in peer communities as well as corporate settings, challenging the dominance of proprietary software firms and promoting the digital commons. Drawing upon key cases and interviews with free software proponents based in Europe, Brazil and the U.S., the book explores pathways toward creating the digital commons and examines contemporary political struggles over free software, privacy and civil rights on the Internet that are vital for the commons' continued development."--Provided by publisher.
Formatted Contents Note
chapter 1 Hiding in Plain Sight Software, Surveillance, and Capitalism in Everyday Life / Sara Schoonmaker chapter 2 Coding the Digital Commons Foundations in Free Software and the Emerging Internet / Sara Schoonmaker chapter 3 From Markets to Commons Free Software as Catalyst for Change / Sara Schoonmaker chapter 4 Forking toward the Commons Struggles to Sustain Freedom through Organizational Change / Sara Schoonmaker chapter 5 Software Politics Building Communities to Defend Software Freedom / Sara Schoonmaker chapter 6 Internet Politics Organizing for Net Neutrality and Civil Liberties / Sara Schoonmaker chapter 7 Global Communities of Resistance and the Digital Commons / Sara Schoonmaker.