Narratives and Images of Open Source: Who Owns Our Culture? A First-Person Case Study

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  • Open Source Culture Sessions

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  • Narratives and Images of Open Source: Who Owns Our Culture? A First-Person Case Study

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  • The invention and realization of a new technique, software paradigm, or other large piece of work may take place over a period of one or even several decades. It frequently happens that the IP model under which the work was started changes before it is finished – sometimes more than once. This paper explores the development of the Max/MSP/jMax/Pd paradigm, along with some other related developments, in the period from 1980 to the present. Starting from these examples, some generalizations are attempted about how the question of ownership and IP control should be addressed in the arts world.

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