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The magic of distributed objects

Gregers Baur-Petersen

There has over the years been numerous theories about why people choose to engage in free software development. Why is it that these people work, sweat and give away their ingenious ideas? The paradox has focussed on the general idea that individual ownership is central to the understanding of relations between people.
This talk will present a different approach based on the magic properties of distributed objects (free software) and the concepts of; territory, authority and rights. There will be talked about sacred canoes, embedded Linux systems and how diverse objects like pieces of art, software code and garden fences bring magic into our life.