Re: [ox-en] Report from P2P workshop in Nottingham
- From: Yuwei Lin <yuwei ylin.org>
- Date: Sun, 18 Nov 2007 12:45:07 +0000
Many thanks to Stefan for the report.
I was there, too. I gave a talk titled 'Women's collective action in the
free software world' at this workshop. I argued that voluntary work in free
software is not necessarily unpaid labour; people are motivated by a
variety of matters to get involved in free software. However, the majority
of the rewarded and visible labour is coding jobs largely done by men. In
this talk, I drew on the stories about women's practices in developing and
using free software, and tackled such overemphasis on the value of coding
and men's work. I called for attention to invisible values of mutual
helping, mutual learning, participating, and sharing experiences. I also
called for acknowledgement of women's participation (and hence diverse ways
of coding and hacking) in the free software world.
Another Free Project was pointed to by Paul B. Hertzog. He told us
that the science fiction community has an interesting project
producing lots of texts. Unfortunately I have no URL for it :-( .
The URL of Paul's peer-to-peer social publishing is
Yuwei Lin | yuwei at ylin dot org
Contact: projekt oekonux.de