Author: JT Smith
Mikael Pawlo writes, “First Monday published an article by Johan Soderberg where Soderberg explores free software from a Marxist perspective. Soderberg is very ambitious in his efforts to apply Marxist theory to free software development. It is not easy to sum the article up in a few sentences, but basically Soderberg sees software as a showcase of the productive force of the general intellect, foreseen by Marx 150 years ago. Hence, production becomes more social, thus the hacker movement can – according to Soderberg – challenge capital’s domination over technological development. This is interesting food for thought, even if you do not share Soderberg political views on computer program development.
Stallman on why software should be free.”