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Free Software Magazine: The Libre Culture Manifesto

Mar 06, 2005, 09:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David M. Berry, Giles Moss)

"We have written this manifesto always wishing to unfold the concept and practice of free/libre and open-source. We wanted it to stretch out so that it might take us in new directions. To start off with, we were sure that the practice of non-proprietary software code production was not a narrowly technical or economic affair, but something that was always also socio-political. Employing a critical political economy framework, we wanted to draw out the socio-political aspects of free/libre and open-source in an age of 'creative capitalism' and 'creative industries,' where the exploitation of concepts and ideas through intellectual property (supported by new prescriptive technologies) has become so important to profit..."

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