Open Source - A Movement in Search of Its Philosophy

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Open-Source: A Movement in Search of a Philosophy. By Manuel DeLanda, presented at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey, 2001


Inquiry by Manuel De Landa, in 2001.

URL = http://www.cddc.vt.edu/host/delanda/pages/opensource.htm


Citation:

"The movement has also produced several authors who have tried to either give the movement an a priori moral philosophy, or alternatively, to distill from the actual practice of the thousands of hackers involved a pragmatic philosophy. Thus, when I say that this movement is still in search of philosophical foundations I do not mean to imply that it does not have a philosophy. It has in fact several but, in contrast to the high quality of its software products, the philosophies in question are shallow and brittle."