Keeping the Gates to the Parliament of (Digital) Things: Free/Open Source Software, Public Policy, Citizenship and Technology

By Jeremy Shtern.

Published by The Technology Collection

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This paper will argue that there are intriguing potentialities in the F/OSS model for increased democratization of the technical infrastructure of the information society that remain unexplored.

Keywords: Free and Open Source Software Communication Policy, Political Philosophy, Digital Information and Communication Technologies

International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp.173-180. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.030MB).

Jeremy Shtern

Jeremy Shtern is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Communication, Université de Montréal. He has contributed chapters and articles to a variety of publications on subjects ranging from Internet Governance at the WSIS to free/open source software. He has worked on initiatives experimenting with innovate uses of ICTs for citizen engagement: As research assistant at the Hansard Society e-democracy programme (UK) and as associate director of the byDesign eLab projects “A Dialogue on Foreign Policy” and “The Electronic Commons” (CAN). His research examines the renegotiation of the public’s interest in communications governance accompanying the emergence of digital ICTs.


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