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Christopher M. Kelty is
an associate professor at the University
of California, Los Angeles. He has a joint appointment in the Center for Society and Genetics and in the department
of Information Studies. His research focuses on
the cultural significance of information technology, especially in science and
engineering. He is the author of Two
Bits: The Cultural Significance of Free Software (Duke University Press,
2008), as well as numerous articles on open source and free software, including
its impact on education, nanotechnology, the life sciences, and issues of peer
review and the research process in the sciences and in the humanities.
At a conference on the theme of ‘Participatory Cultural Citizenship’ in Aarhus, Denmark last November, Participation...