%T Articulating the speed(s) of the Internet: the case of open source/free software
%A Holtgrewe, Ursula
%J Time & Society
%N 1
%P 129-146
%V 13
%D 2004
%K Internet; Software; Informationstechnologie; Computer; Nachhaltigkeit
%= 2010-08-27T12:42:00Z
%~ USB Köln
%> http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:0168-ssoar-122596
%U http://soziologie.uni-duisburg.de/personen/holtgrewe/uh-kwi602.pdf
%X "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)
%C Vereinigtes Königreich
%G en
%9 Zeitschriftenartikel
%W GESIS - http://www.gesis.org
%~ SSOAR - http://www.ssoar.info