An addition for DWN? and for the Debian book webpage?
I have recently published a book that I think will interest Debian
developers as it was based in part on research on the project. Even
better, it now is freely available for download as well with a CC
license. Information provided below and please let me know if you need
anything else from me or have any questions.
Coding Freedom: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Hacking
E. Gabriella Coleman
Princeton University Press
http://codingfreedom.com/ (available here for download)
Debra Liese <Debra_Liese@press.princeton.edu>
Who are computer hackers? What is free software? And what does the
emergence of a community dedicated to the production of free and open
source software--and to hacking as a technical, aesthetic, and moral
project--reveal about the fraught contemporary politics of
intellectual law? Coding Freedom, an ethnographic account of free
software development, examines how these hackers are at the forefront
of fomenting a vibrant political culture of civil liberties online.
Drawn on two years of ethnographic research, a good portion was based
on Debian. There is one chapter dedicated to the project and many
others draw on interviews with Debian developers.
Wolfe Chair in Scientific and Technological Literacy
Department of Art History & Communication Studies
853 Sherbrooke Street West