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September 2009

Mobilization of Software Developers: The Free Software Movement,” by Margaret S. Elliott and Walt Scacchi, received the Highly Commended Award for the Literate Network Awards for Excellence 2009. In the paper, they find that the ideology of the free software movement continues to be one of the factors for people contributing to free and open source software development. This computerization movement promotes the investment of time in learning a new process, rather than a financial investment in the acquisition and use of new technology.