Open Source/Free software: Philosophy & theory course at Göteborg University

Posted by ghenry on Oct 29, 2004 3:42 AM EDT
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I have just started a free course at the department of Informatics, which is a part of the School of Economics and Commercial Law at Göteborg University. The purpose of this course is to study the philosophical foundations and theories that have developed in the open source/free software field. Beginning with a historical view of the developments in theory and philosophy the course participants will continue their study of the phenomenon and also be given the opportunity to discuss the new issues these development philosophies have given rise to. Additionally the question of whether these same theories and philosophies can be applied in other fields of intellectual endeavor aside from programming.

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