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Cass R. Sunstein on Open Source Software - Dictionary of Arguments

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Open Source Software/Sunstein: in normal companies, the intellectual property that the employees develop belongs to the company. For example, in Microsoft it is a computer code written by the employees or in Coca Cola the famous formula for the composition of the drink.
I 165
However, it is possible that improvements can be achieved more quickly if they are accessible to many.
I 166
Sunstein: I'm interested in how information and creativity that was originally distributed can be brought together with open source software. Open Source Software is free in the sense of free speech. It can also be sold. You may even have to pay for it. It is protected by copyright, therefore it may be subject to various conditions of use. (Wikipedia is also protected by a copyright - the "Copyleft"). (See Copyright/Sunstein)
I 171
Open source software became a great commercial success. Apache, an open source project has dominated the market for server software since 1995.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Sunstein I
Cass R. Sunstein
Infotopia: How Many Minds Produce Knowledge Oxford 2008

Sunstein II
Cass R. Sunstein
#Republic: Divided Democracy in the Age of Social Media Princeton 2017

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