Here you can read my senior project, Free Software: History, Perspectives, and Implications.
The abstract goes as follows:
Free software development, also known as 'open source,' is a unique phenomenon in which volunteer programmers collaboratively develop software on the Internet, and then make it available, along with its source code, for no cost. This process is particularly interesting in that many free software projects are successfully competing against traditional, proprietary products in the marketplace. This paper discusses the history and origins of free software, then considers various studies of the phenomenon from economic, sociological, and radical perspectives. Finally, I propose several possible social, political, and economic implications of free software.
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You can also see the presentation slideshow: