Originally Published: Monday, 26 July 1999 Author:
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Announcement: Quarterly Journal KT&P Call for Papers

"Knowledge, Technology and Policy" is publishing a theme issue on "Open-Source Software". The deadline for submissions is 1 October 1999.

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"Knowledge, Technology and Policy" is publishing a theme issue on "Open-Source Software". The deadline for submissions is 1 October 1999. As Netscape, Linux, FreeBSD, Apache, GNU and Samba are now ubiquitous, provocative questions arise and are invited for analysis:
  • Why should universities patronize commercial software when open-source software is more congruent with the ideal of open, shared knowledge?
  • Can you make money giving away your product?
  • Can open-source software development be managed efficiently?
  • Can open-source methods produce feature-rich software?
  • Which is more reliable and better supported: open-source or commercial software?
  • How and why do open-source development efforts fail?
  • What are the legal intellectual property problems?
  • What are the ethical problems?
  • Is the software industry headed towards a death struggle between the 30-year old counter-culture that spawned the Internet and the 5000-year commercial culture most comfortable with products that sit quietly on shelves?
Visit KT&P's website for more information. Or contact the Editor, David Clarke at: reynard@siu.edu.




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