Software Libre y abierto: comunidades y redes de producción digital de bienes comunes

TitleSoftware Libre y abierto: comunidades y redes de producción digital de bienes comunes
Publication TypeThesis
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsSen, TTE
Refereed DesignationUnknown
Pagination269 pages
PublisherUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Place PublishedCiudad de México, México
Keywordsbienes comunes, commons, comunidades virtuales, FLOSS, flossmole, hackers, redes virtuales, repositories, repositorios, Software libre y abierto, virtual communities, virtual networks

This thesis is about a collective form of production that have expanded and strengthen in the global high technology market. It is about FLOSS production.

The study takes on account that technnologies are not neutral, they emerge as strategies and mechanisms of politics and economic interests.

Although, FLOSS production is inserted in the capitalist context, the collective work of the communities and networks that produce it is based on ideas about freedom and solidarity.

The types of rules and organization of labour inside of this communities have develop a kind of product that it is well categorized as part of the new commons.

The conclusions at the end of this work pretend to offer a clear approach to the FLOSS production networks dynamics inside the virtual infrastructure. Specifically, it offers an approach of the interaction and forms of cooperation, as well of the individual and collective schemas that motivates the cooperation action of the individuals.

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