tobias c. van Veen sent along:
Raises some interesting parallels between the open source movement and various forms of poststructuralist thought. And then it stops, just as the questions get interesting. I assume (hope) there is more to come.
And finally, because not all anarchism is poststructuralist, its worth pointing to Eben Moglen's Anarchism Triumphant: Free Software and the Death of Copyright. As best as I can tell from his writings and some of his lectures I've sat in on Moglen subscribes to a hyperlogical view of anarchism, if the whole world thinks like programmers, we'd be in utopia. Super intelligent but quite strange all the same.
Bottom line, open source + philosophy = more exploration needed
Not just exploration, some strong theorization. I'm working on my dissertation on more of a social theory/political economy take, both are forms of philosophical or theoretical study. However, most of what i have seen is an attempt to either dislocate open source from context or to constextualize it…