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Open source and consumption

Lin, Y 2014, 'Open source and consumption' , in: Concise Encyclopedia of Consumption and Consumer Studies , The Wiley-Blackwell. (In Press)

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Abstract

This article illuminates the common concepts and widely-observed practices concerning open source. Positioning 'open-source' as a common practice and a viable methodology for collaborative participatory co-production in today's knowledge society, the article explains how open-source co-production participatory methods, now also seen in mundane cultural, food and beverage production and consumption, evolve from the Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) movement, what motivate people to participate, and how such practices implicate in different sectors in contemporary societies. This article argues that the open-source practices resemble the amateur DIY cultures and can be considered as a lifestyle, elected and subscribed by some. Open source suggests that consumption is no longer simply a passive activity; it could be a personal statement, a liberating, creative and varied experience.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Ryan, JM and Cook, D
Uncontrolled Keywords: open source software, free/open source software, consumption, ethical consumption, data, prosumption, produsage, crowd-sourcing, amateurism, DIY culture, grassroots artisan activism, reuse, recycle, hacking, tinkering,
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media
Schools > School of Arts & Media > Arts, Media and Communication Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Encyclopedia of Consumption and Consumer Studies
Publisher: The Wiley-Blackwell
Refereed: Yes
Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: Dr. Yu-Wei Lin
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2013 16:29
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2015 23:35
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/29482

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