Selections from the Web:
- Edoardo Saravalle: Bargaining Chip? /// On US sanctions and the logic of “overcompliance.”
- Kim Phillips-Fein: When Jobs Disappear /// A review of Farah Stockman’s American Made.
- Maya Adereth and Neil Warner: Structures of History /// An interview with William Sewell.
- Quinn Slobodian: The New Paradigm: How Fares Post-Neoliberalism? /// On the Hewlett Foundation’s attempt to reverse-engineer and detourn neoliberalism’s institutional strategy.
- Susan McKay: In Portadown /// On Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party since Brexit.
Books and Journal Articles:
- Chris DiBona, Sam Ockman, and Mark Stone [editors]: Open Sources: Voices From The Open Source Revolution (1999). ISBN: 9781565925823
- A somewhat motley collection of essays from early days of the open source “movement.” The contributions mostly focus on business strategy, philosophy, and–especially–making sure everyone knows Open Source is open for business and that it is isn’t communism. There’s a good internal/technical history of BSD in there.
- Sam Williams: Free As In Freedom: Richard Stallman’s Crusade For Free Software (2002). ISBN: 9780596002879 [reread]
- This is a pretty straightforward bio of rms. It’s mostly hagiography, the kind of thing you’d expect from an authorized biography. But some of Stallman’s warts are allowed to show through, including his creepy habit of leering at women. Interestingly, the book is licensed under the GPL, something which allowed Stallman to create his own “fork” of the book. In his edited version sold by the Free Software Foundation, rms excises much of the negative material and offers his own rebuttals of nearly everything that remains.