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    Decoding Liberation: The Promise of Free and Open Source Software.Samir Chopra & Scott Dexter - manuscript
    Routledge (New Media and Cyberculture Series), July 2007.
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    Free Software and the Economics of Information Justice.S. Chopra & S. Dexter - 2011 - Ethics and Information Technology 13 (3):173-184.
    Claims about the potential of free software to reform the production and distribution of software are routinely countered by skepticism that the free software community fails to engage the pragmatic and economic ‘realities’ of a software industry. We argue to the contrary that contemporary business and economic trends definitively demonstrate the financial viability of an economy based on free software. But the argument for free software derives its true normative weight from social justice considerations: the evaluation of the basis for (...)
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    The Freedoms of Software and its Ethical Uses.Samir Chopra & Scott Dexter - 2009 - Ethics and Information Technology 11 (4):287-297.
    The “free” in “free software” refers to a cluster of four specific freedoms identified by the Free Software Definition. The first freedom, termed “Freedom Zero,” intends to protect the right of the user to deploy software in whatever fashion, towards whatever end, he or she sees fit. But software may be used to achieve ethically questionable ends. This highlights a tension in the provision of software freedoms: while the definition explicitly forbids direct restrictions on users’ freedoms, it does not address (...)
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    Free Software, Economic 'Realities', and Information Justice.S. Chopra & S. Dexter - 2009 - Acm Sigcas Computers and Society 39 (3):12-26.
    Free and open source software is taking an increasingly significant role in our software infrastructure. Yet many questions still exist about whether a software economy based on FOSS would be viable. We argue that contemporary trends definitively demonstrate this viability. Claiming that an economy must be evaluated as much by the ends it brings about as by its size or vigor, we draw on widely accepted notions of redistributive justice to show the ethical superiority of a software economy based on (...)
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    Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) as a Model Domain for Answering Big Questions About Creativity.Scott Dexter & Aaron Kozbelt - 2013 - Mind and Society 12 (1):113-123.
    In free and open source software , computer code is made freely accessible and can be modified by anyone. It is a creative domain with many unique features; the FOSS mode of creativity has also influenced many aspects of contemporary cultural production. In this article we identify a number of fundamental but unresolved general issues in the study of creativity, then examine the potential for the study of FOSS to inform these topics. Archival studies of the genesis of FOSS projects, (...)
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    Free Software and the Political Philosophy of the Cyborg World.S. Chopra & S. Dexter - 2007 - Acm Sigcas Computers and Society 37 (2):41-52.
    Our freedoms in cyberspace are those granted by code and the protocols it implements. When man and machine interact, co-exist, and intermingle, cyberspace comes to interpenetrate the real world fully. In this cyborg world, software retains its regulatory role, becoming a language of interaction with our extended cyborg selves. The mediation of our extended selves by closed software threatens individual autonomy. We define a notion of freedom for software that does justice to our conception of it as language, sketching the (...)
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