Free/Libre & Open Source Software

Stephen Petrina & Soowook Kim, Principal Investigators

If the forces of production involve your physical labour, the sources of production involve your intellectual labour— your “intellectual property” or “intellectual work product” in capitalists’ terms, and all the rights and access you may or may not have to this property or work product (Petrina, Volk & Kim, 2004).  How much longer can the sources of production be controlled?  2010?  2020?  Open source and its counterpart, open access, provide a politics of technology that educators, legal scholars, librarians, new media critics and users and policy makers can and ought to embrace today.  That is as true for this generation as the next, tomorrow, through 2020.  This project examines the politics and practices of free/libre & open source software in education.

Selected Publications from the Free/Libre & Open Source Software Project

MA & PhD Theses
Kim, Soowook. (in progress, tba 2009). Exploring FLOSS (Free/Libre and Open Source Software) in a Colony of PCSS (Proprietary and Closed Source Software). Ph.D. Dissertation.

Kim, S. (2006). Capitorgs and free/libre and open source software (FLOSS): Toward critical technological literacy and free/libre and open source society (FLOSS). Educational Insights, 10(2), 6-16.

Publications & Presentations

Kim, S. (2006). Capitorgs and free/libre and open source software (FLOSS): Toward critical technological literacy and free/libre and open source society (FLOSS). Educational Insights, 10(2), 6-16.

Petrina, S., Volk, K. and Kim. S. (2004). Technology and rights. International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 14(3), 181-204.

Petrina, S. (2005). How (and why) digital diploma mills (don’t) work: Academic freedom, intellectual property rights and UBC’s Master of Educational Technology program. Workplace: A Journal for Academic Labor, 7(1), 38-59.

Petrina, S. & Weir, L. (2005). Commercializing academic freedom: R&D, technology transfer, patents and copyrights. Workplace: A Journal for Academic Labor, 7(1), 112-118. (50% of authorship)

Kim, S. & Petrina, S. (2007, 12 October). The sources of production. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Social Studies of Science, Montreal, 11-13 October. (9 pp.)

Petrina, S. (2003, March 13-16). Technology and Rights. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Technology Education Association. Nashville, TN. (18 pp.)

Capitorg or Cyborg? (with lots of modifications) A pesentation for Third International Conference on Education, Labor, and Emancipation at El Paso, Texas on September 28, 2006.

Capitorg or Cyborg? A presentation for Hanyang-UBC Seminar on September 19, 2006.
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