Social justice and an information democracy with free and open source software

Burns, Sean C. (2011) Social justice and an information democracy with free and open source software. Information, society and justice journal, 4 (2). pp. 19-28. ISSN 1756-1078

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This paper includes some thoughts on the implications of proprietary software versus free and open source software with regards to social justice, capital, and notions of an information society versus an information democracy. It outlines what free and open source software is and why it is important for social justice, and it offers three cases that highlight two salient themes. This includes a case about preference ordering and decision-making and two cases about knowing and knowledge.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Information, society and justice journal; social justice, information democracy, Open Source Software
Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 020 Library & information sciences
300 Social sciences > 320 Political science
Department: School of Social Sciences (to June 2021)
School of Social Sciences and Professions
Depositing User: Mary Burslem
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2015 10:39
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2020 16:01


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