Editorial – Radical Philosophy
ab1630's bookmarks 2018-02-04
"...The means of producing Radical Philosophy evolved from its original DIY ethic to proprietary publishing software that required not simply costly licences and machines for its operation but also an outsourcing of labour and a paywall system to finance itself. To shake this and the greater problem of centralising the collective’s power around those with the relevant skills and licences, we reconceived our means of production around Free and Open Source Software that inherently accommodates a distribution of labour, and created a new in-house engineering collective to work alongside our editors to develop the journal’s tools and distribution channels. Taking our cue mostly from science publications, we have now turned to the markup language LaTeX to produce our print edition and to interface with our newly designed website. Where we formerly relied on software developed according to a logic of capital accumulation, we now operate more autonomously thanks to that developed by our own engineering collective...."