@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)},