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Martin Hardie on Mon, 15 Sep 2003 13:45:02 +0200 (CEST)


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This abstract was posted on the oekonux english list. There appears below a link to the paper itself and as Stefan Merten said on OX - it looks interesting.
Martin (still evading US export restrictions in Africa)

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Authors:
Syme, Serena & L. Jean Camp
Title:
The Governance of Code: Open Land vs. UCITA Land
http://www.computersandsociety.org/sigcas/subpage/sub_page.cfm?article=543&page_number_nb=1
Abstract:
Imagine two network societies. In one society, the transfer of information 
and use of software is governed by the various licenses used to protect 
open code today. For convenience, we dub this society "Open Land". The 
other society recently passed a law identical to the new Uniform Computer 
Information Transactions Act ("UCITA", passed in two U.S. states and 
pending in several others) to control its information and computer 
software. We will call this society "UCITA Land". This paper looks at the 
ways in which Open Land and UCITA Land differ. Although it might initially 
seem that a licensing framework is trivial in terms of the actual conduct 
of society, we posit that such frameworks in many ways define the mode of 
governance of network society. The establishment of a market involves the 
development of a bundle of rights that both create property and define the 
rules under which property-based transactions might occur. In Open Land and 
UCITA Land, fundamentally different approaches to the establishment of 
those rights lead to vastly different societies.
________________________________
Web-Site: http://www.oekonux.de/
Organisation: projekt {AT} oekonux.de


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Hi!

The following sounds interesting to me, too.


						Mit Freien Gr=FC=DFen

						Stefan

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Date:  Wed, 20 Aug 2003 09:11:03 +0200
From:  Thomas Berker <thomas.berker {AT} hf.ntnu.no>
Subject:  [ox] Text: The Governance of Code: Open Land vs. UCITA Land
To:  liste {AT} oekonux.de
Cc: =20
Message-Id:  <8081750.1061370663 {AT} [10.0.0.3]>

Habs noch nicht gelesen, sieht recht politikwissenschaftlich aus, aber=20
vielleicht ist das ja (trotzdem) interessant, Gruesse, t
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Authors:
Syme, Serena & L. Jean Camp
Title:
The Governance of Code: Open Land vs. UCITA Land
http://www.computersandsociety.org/sigcas/subpage/sub_page.cfm?article=3D=
543&page_number_nb=3D1
Abstract:
Imagine two network societies. In one society, the transfer of informatio=
n=20
and use of software is governed by the various licenses used to protect=20
open code today. For convenience, we dub this society "Open Land". The=20
other society recently passed a law identical to the new Uniform Computer=
=20
Information Transactions Act ("UCITA", passed in two U.S. states and=20
pending in several others) to control its information and computer=20
software. We will call this society "UCITA Land". This paper looks at the=
=20
ways in which Open Land and UCITA Land differ. Although it might initiall=
y=20
seem that a licensing framework is trivial in terms of the actual conduct=
=20
of society, we posit that such frameworks in many ways define the mode of=
=20
governance of network society. The establishment of a market involves the=
=20
development of a bundle of rights that both create property and define th=
e=20
rules under which property-based transactions might occur. In Open Land a=
nd=20
UCITA Land, fundamentally different approaches to the establishment of=20
those rights lead to vastly different societies.
________________________________
Web-Site: http://www.oekonux.de/
Organisation: projekt {AT} oekonux.de


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