Free Software Magazine: The Libre Culture Manifesto
Mar 06, 2005, 09:00 (3 Talkback[s])
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"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..."