Conflicts in Software: An Approach to the Incidence of Forking in Free Software Projects


This research aims to extend the framework of the current studies in philosophy or sociology of technology, making an approach to a practice emerged in the communities and free software movement of last years, known as fork. A practice described initially as making a copy of the source code of software to be developed in other direction than the original code, but analyzed in detail suggests a wide range of issues concerning to the specific behavior of these communities.
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Taravilla Herrera, J. (2015). Conflicts in Software: An Approach to the Incidence of Forking in Free Software Projects. ArtefaCToS. Revista De Estudios Sobre La Ciencia Y La tecnología, 5(1), 83–122. Retrieved from


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Javier Taravilla Herrera

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Facultad de Filosofía y Letras. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Campus de Cantoblanco, UAM , 28049 Madrid (España)