@article { Holtgrewe2004,
 title = {Articulating the speed(s) of the Internet: the case of open source/free software},
 author = {Holtgrewe, Ursula},
 journal = {Time & Society},
 number = {1},
 pages = {129-146},
 volume = {13},
 year = {2004},
 url = {http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:0168-ssoar-122596},
 abstract = {"The Internet is widely considered as a key factor of speeding up social and cultural change. It
represents the merging of information and communication technologies and enables flows of
information and capital, and communication and co-operation regardless of space and,
possibly, time. The paper explores the example of Open Source/Free Software development,
i.e. software development in self-organised projects based on a considerable share of
voluntary work. Here, we find complex articulations of speeding up and slowing down
technological development. Open Source/Free Software projects complement the logic of
speeding up technological progress and of obsolescence with a reflexive logic of optionality,
variety and sustainability which addresses the accessibility of technology and knowledge as a
precondition for future creativity beyond markets and organisations." (author's abstract)},
}