Christianity and the Free Software Movement

This essay, a "Theological Cultural Analysis of the Free Software Movement", is an analysis of the moral stance of the Free Software Movement with respect to software freedom, and the relationship of this stance to Christianity. It was written to be understandable to someone with no familiarity with free software, although some knowledge of Christian theology and cultural analysis would be helpful, as it does use a number of reasonably technical theological terms and ideas. If you are familiar with the Free Software Movement, please do not skip over the initial sections, because they make points and establish ideas which are used later.

The essay is around 2,500 words, so should take about 10 minutes to read. It is available in three formats:

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