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Open Source: Everyone Becomes a Printer

Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy Volume 43, Number 8, ISSN 1081-3004


Discusses "open source": a method of distributing software in which programmers make available to all the actual text of their programs. Notes that this makes possible "open-source" writing in the same way that the printing press made possible "open-source" reading, enabling mass literacy. Examines implications of open source for how people communicate and share knowledge. (SR)


Bruce, B. (2000). Open Source: Everyone Becomes a Printer. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 43(8), 766. Retrieved May 9, 2021 from .

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