The community of the free : Hackers, pirates and trolls[Essay] by Claudia Pöpperl


Claudia was part of the “Alternative Management” third year program in HEC.

This essay represents a personal view and tries to describe the hacker community . Starting with a definition of these terms, its evolution is consecutively presented showing some illustrating examples. Furthermore, the actual context and existing transitory tendencies are highlighted, as well as the hacker lifestyle. Finally, the phenomenon of “peer production”, as well as its importance for the future is explained.

Quote article  Claudia Pöpperl, « The community of the free : Hackers, pirates and trolls », 03 december 2009, Alternative Management Observatory (AMO), [Essay]

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