[Air-L] Critical Writing on FOSS and Wikipedia

Miguel Afonso Caetano miguel.a.caetano at gmail.com
Mon Oct 3 08:20:08 PDT 2011

Hello, Andrew,

Besides the already mentioned "The Telekommunist Manifesto" by Dmytri
Kleiner, I would also recommend to her Johan Söderberg's "Hacking
Capitalism" (http://www.amazon.com/Hacking-Capitalism-Routledge-Information-Technology/dp/0415955432
& http://p2pfoundation.net/Hacking_Capitalism) and The dotCommunist
Manifesto by Eben Moglen
(http://emoglen.law.columbia.edu/my_pubs/dcm.html). Nick
Dyer-Whiteford "Cyber-Marx"
(http://www.fims.uwo.ca/people/faculty/dyerwitheford/) may also be
useful for historical background.

Best regards,

2011/10/3 Andrew Herman <aherman at wlu.ca>:
> Dear Fellow Aoiristas!
> I have a master student who is contemplating doing an MA Thesis on the
> comparative political economy of FOSS and Wikipedia.  She definitely
> wants to approach the topic through a Marxist lens so I underscore the
> salience of "political economy" here.  My first take on her proposal is
> that she is awfully naive about the incipient "info communism" of
> Wiikipedia but really needs some good critical empirical work to lift
> the histomat scales from her eyes.
> Any suggestions you might have our comrade, however deviant or
> deviationist, would be most appreciated.
> IR 12 is coming!
> AH
> Andrew Herman, Ph. D.
> Associate Professor and Chairperson
> Department of Communication Studies
> Graduate Program in Cultural Analysis and Social Theory
> Wilfrid Laurier University
> Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3C5
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Miguel Caetano


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