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Handbook of Science and Technology Convergence
In this chapter, we introduce the practices of free/libre open source software (FLOSS) development as an instance of the convergence of technological affordances with novel social practices to create a novel mode of work. We then consider how FLOSS software might be used for various scientific applications, perhaps leading to a convergence of current distinct disciplines. We conclude by considering how the technologies and practices of FLOSS development might be applied to other settings, thusdoi:10.1007/978-3-319-04033-2_29-2 fatcat:tat4vh5r6nhlrihavgf42vy7d4