"Coleman knows, understands, and lives free culture. No one is more credible or more fascinating when describing the lives of the women and men whose mission is an open, free information age."--Cory Doctorow, author of Little Brother and coauthor of The Rapture of the Nerds
"Coleman's book is definitive--everything in it is lovingly detailed, exhaustively researched, fluently written, and packed with provocative insights. A monument of scholarship, it combines the best of anthropology with an unconventional and fresh approach to law, political theory, and ethics. From the conference-going world of software programmers to the humor and pleasures of code-fu, and from the phantasms of free speech to the passion and pathos of technical committees, Coleman is an extraordinary guide to the world of contemporary hacking."--Christopher Kelty, University of California, Los Angeles
"Coleman's book on free and open source software programmers and hackers is desperately needed and will be a significant, landmark contribution to our understanding of the current technologically mediated moment. Coleman mixes case studies with learned treatments of this community, changes in the legal environment, and other relevant dimensions."--Thomas M. Malaby, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
"This is a revelatory ethnographic look at the origins and evolution of the free and open source software subculture. Coleman provides entirely new insights into the humor, aesthetics, and social life of hackers, while exploring the philosophical implications of open source for ideas about personal freedom, labor, and markets. Coding Freedom is an essential study of the technological revolution of our times."--Joseph Masco, University of Chicago--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Very nice book about what does it mean to be a hacker.
I highly recommend this book to everyone, whether you know nothing about computers or you have been hacking free software since the beginning.
Coleman has taken her academic work on hackers and made it in to something that is both accessible and has intellectual depth.
Coleman provides an insider's perspective into a unique world. I rate if four star because there were aspects I think she left out or incomplete.Published 3 months ago by Pragmatic1
A good read for lovers of technology. It guided me through my younger years of BBS, IRC, books, and just the general love of taking things apart. Read morePublished 4 months ago by R. Weidman
Very nice book about what does it mean to be a hacker. A great ethnographic research that addresses the intimacy hacker’s lifeworld, their faith in freedom (free from speech, not... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Pedro Demo
Too repetitive and not an objective treatment of a very controversial subject. Needs to consider the market view as part of analysisPublished 10 months ago by william pilkington
I am impressed! Gabriella is an excellent writer. This is a book for those who love anthropology, new cultures, not just those who love coding and tech. Read morePublished 15 months ago by H. Yates