Chinese Free and Open-Source Software has become a structural component of the Chinese Internet in recent years. Despite FOSS’s cultural importance as a value-laden IT practice, the topic has received little attention from the social sciences. This article contributes to filling this gap by using as a lens a local association of FOSS enthusiasts located in one major Chinese city, c. 10 years after the 1st observation (Tarantino 2011), focussing on FOSS practitioners’ imaginaries and motivations.

Tarantino, M., Giovannini, S., Free and open-source software in China:towards a Sinicisation of FOSS local spaces, <<SULLA VIA DEL CATAI>>, 2021; (23): 103-119 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/183655]

Free and open-source software in China:towards a Sinicisation of FOSS local spaces

Matteo Tarantino
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Stefano Giovannini
Secondo
2021

Abstract

Chinese Free and Open-Source Software has become a structural component of the Chinese Internet in recent years. Despite FOSS’s cultural importance as a value-laden IT practice, the topic has received little attention from the social sciences. This article contributes to filling this gap by using as a lens a local association of FOSS enthusiasts located in one major Chinese city, c. 10 years after the 1st observation (Tarantino 2011), focussing on FOSS practitioners’ imaginaries and motivations.
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Tarantino, M., Giovannini, S., Free and open-source software in China:towards a Sinicisation of FOSS local spaces, <>, 2021; (23): 103-119 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/183655]
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