Open source and consumption

Lin, Y 2015, 'Open source and consumption' , in: The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Consumption and Consumer Studies , The Wiley-Blackwell.

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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, DT
Schools: 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
ISBN: 9780470672846
Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: Dr. Yu-Wei Lin
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2013 16:29
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 15:05

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