[artinfo] The Critical Power of Free Software

Johan Söderberg johan.soderberg at sts.gu.se
Tue Nov 25 10:20:36 CET 2014

"The Critical Power of Free Software: From Intellectual Property to 
Journal of Peer Production, Issue 3

The Journal of Peer Production Editorial Board and the issue editors, 
Maurizio Teli and Vincenzo D'Andrea, are happy to announce the 
publication of the Special Issue titled "The Critical Power of Free 
Software: From Intellectual Property to Epistemologies?". The issue 
explores the contemporary ability of Free Software to constitute a 
form of epistemological and material critique OF contemporary 
societies. It does so with five research papers and three pieces in a 
"debate section". The Journal of Peer Production is an Open Access 

Table of contents:

Editorial Notes

An Introduction to ?The Critical Power of Free Software: from 
Intellectual Property to Epistemologies??

by Maurizio Teli and Vincenzo D'Andrea

peer reviewed papers

P2P Search as an Alternative to Google: Recapturing network value 
through decentralized search

by Tyler Handley

Free software and the law. Out of the frying pan and into the fire: 
how shaking up intellectual property suits competition just fine

by Angela Daly

The Ethic of the Code: An Ethnography of a ?Humanitarian Hacking? Community

by Douglas Haywood

  From Free Software to Artisan Science

by Dan McQuillan

Free Software trajectories: from organized publics to formal social 

by Morgan Currie, Christopher Kelty, and Luis Felipe Rosado Murillo,
University of California, Los Angeles


There is no free software.

by Christopher Kelty

Desired becomings

by Katja Mayer and Judith Simon

An Envisioning of Free Software?s potential as a form of cultural, 
practical, and material critique: A New perspective on the 
implications of FS peer production for social change?

by David Hakken

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