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Looking Towards A Future Where Software Is Controlled By The Public and Not The Other Way Round

Abstract : Nowadays, software has a ubiquitous presence in everyday life and this phenomenon gives rise to a range of challenges that affect both individuals and society as a whole. In this article we argue that in the future, the domain of software should no longer belong to technical experts and system integrators alone. Instead it should transition to a firmly engaged public domain, similar to city planning, social welfare and security. The challenge that lies at the heart of this problem is the ability to understand, on a technical level, what all the different software actually is and what it does with our information.
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Submitted on : Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 8:03:20 AM
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Magiel Bruntink, Jurgen Vinju. Looking Towards A Future Where Software Is Controlled By The Public and Not The Other Way Round. ERCIM News, ERCIM, 2014, 99, pp.1. ⟨hal-01110831⟩

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