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12: Maggie Appleton on Open Source as a Gift Economy

Posting the episodes from the Maintainers Anonymous podcast!

Is the open source community a gift economy? What even is a gift? Maggie Appleton joins Henry to discuss open source as a gift economy (versus a market economy), why we participate in open source and exchange gifts, rituals and habits, patronage and crowdfunding, quantified self and disembodiment, our role in tech

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