Firesheep, What Color is Your Hat?

This is my final paper for my professional ethics course. I decided to write it on the ethics of Firesheep. The course is structured around the VCR approach–basically, that most ethical issues can be better understood when the stakeholders’ values, virtues, consequences, contingencies, rights, and responsibilities are revealed. It is written for a decidedly non-technical […]

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5 Points of Intersection Between FanFiction and Open Source Communities

Since I’m a fan of and a dabbler in both fanfiction and Open Source,* and keep coming back to them because the communities are nutritious and fun, I wanted to briefly explore the ways in which their communities function similarly: They are distributed. While there are fanfic writing rock stars and coding queens, it is […]

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