Charlene E. Jackson

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“‘Free’ as in ‘Free Speech,’ Not as in ‘Free Beer’”: The Development and Impact of Linux in the Open Source Movement

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SUMMARY:
An article created to demonstrate the growth of the Linux operating system and how its open source approach has allowed for its diffusion into today's technological society. The article also examines how Everett Rogers' Diffusion of Innovations Theory can be applied to Linux's steadily growing success.

ACADEMIC PROGRAM: Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS)
UNIVERSITY: University of Western Ontario
FACULTY: Information and Media Studies
COURSE: Technology and Society
INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Anabel Quan-Haase