Academic Freedom and the Hacker Ethic

TitleAcademic Freedom and the Hacker Ethic
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsCross, T
JournalCommunications of the ACM
Volume49
Issue6
Pagination37-40
Type of ArticleArticle
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number00010782
Accession Number21080981
Keywordscomputer , Computer Ethics , COMPUTER science , Computers , Data , Francis , FUKUYAMA , hacking , Intellectual , INTELLECTUAL freedom , Study , technology
AbstractThe article discusses academic freedom and the relationship of computer hackers to government, business and academic establishments. It critically examines the interest, usually with good intentions, of computer hackers to examine computer codes to uncover and solve security vulnerabilities. The article examines ways that academia and government have interacted with the hacker community. The author also discusses the idea, advanced by political economist Francis Fukuyama, that government should control basic research and provide direction for all research. Many scientists and researchers believe that this idea is a dangerous strike at academic freedom.
NotesCross, Tom; Email Address: tom@memestreams.net; Issue Info: Jun2006, Vol. 49 Issue 6, p37; Thesaurus Term: HACKING (Computer security); Thesaurus Term: COMPUTER networks -- Security measures; Thesaurus Term: COMPUTER security; Thesaurus Term: DATA protection; Thesaurus Term: COMPUTERS; Subject Term: STUDY & teaching; Subject Term: TECHNOLOGY & state; Subject Term: INTELLECTUAL freedom; NAICS/Industry Codes: 611420 Computer Training; People: FUKUYAMA, Francis; Number of Pages: 4p; Document Type: Article
DOI10.1145/1132469.1132498
Short TitleACADEMIC FREEDOM AND THE HACKER ETHIC
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