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What a game company tells us about democracy

Hyerarchies cannot be eliminated. With or without software.

Comments to "Whither Peer Production"

“Then Peer Production sat down and wept, because there were not other worlds for her to conquer”

Doubts on Software Licenses, 2018 version

Last month I found, once more, that this fundamental topic of our times keeps going through the same, decades-long doubts, and maybe errors.

Swatantra'17: software freedom, and awareness of larger picture

A couple of weeks ago I attended the Swatantra’17 conference in Trivandrum, Kerala, and came back with a lot of food for thought.

On Digital DIY, and its place in India

A couple of weeks ago I gave a talk at the Swatantra17 conference in Trivandrum, Kerala, about “Open, Digital DIY manufacturing across countries and cultures” (here are abstract and slides) ). This is a guest post by Mrs Revathi Kollegala, social entrepreneur and collaborative economy advocate, containing her feedback to my slides.

Catholics, Free Software and Free Knowledge, again

Almost ten years ago, I wrote about Free Software’s surprising sympathy with Catholic doctrine, noting that, albeit certain statements sound _“as if they could have been written by Richard M. Stallman, founder of the Free Software Foundation (FSF), in fact, they come from the Vatican Report “Ethics in Internet” (EiI)“.