A study of free software movement : towards a new society?

Peştimalcıoğlu, Güzin
Information and communication technologies and their innovative apparatuses have extensive social consequences. The basic interest of this thesis is to argue whether the information technologies and their technological apparatuses have the power to breach in the current capitalist system and therefore to lead us into a transformation towards an alternative world. In fact, this study more specifically attempts to argue and make sense out of this argument on the basis of an analysis of the Free Software Movement (FSM), since it is a product of the information technologies and has some suggestions for such a transformation towards a new society. Simultaneously, the study also argues the novel parts of the FSM as a new social movement and change agent of today's contemporary world with reference to the literature on social movements.


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Citation Formats
G. Peştimalcıoğlu, “A study of free software movement : towards a new society?,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2003.