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LWN: Dissertation: Three Ethical Moments in Debian

Aug 25, 2005, 17:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Gabriella Coleman)

"As many of you know, I have been spending the last number of years working on a dissertation for the Anthropology department at the University of Chicago, a dissertation whose focus is the ethics and politics of the F/OSS movement. Just recently I have successfully defended the dissertation and would like to share some of the results with the Debian project, since much of my material derives from this project. Although Debian is not the main topic (see the abstract below for the overview), as part of my research I interviewed many Debian developers, have attended various conferences, have been a regular on various IRC channels, and have also given one presentation at Debconf. I am now sending the link to the Debian chapter as this is the one that will probably be of most interest. Soon I will make the whole document available..."

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