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A Community Strategy Framework –How to obtain Influence on Requirements in Meritocratic Open Source Software Communities?

J. Linåker, B. Regnell, D. Damian
2019 Information and Software Technology  
Context: In the Requirements Engineering (RE) process of an Open Source Software (OSS) community, an involved firm is a stakeholder among many.  ...  Results: A Community Strategy Framework (CSF) is presented to help firms create community strategies that describe if and why they need influence on the RE process in a specific (meritocratic) OSS community  ...  This work was funded by the Swedish National Science Foundation Framework Grant for Strategic Research in Information and Communication Technology, project Synergies (Synthesis of a Software Engineering  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.infsof.2019.04.010 fatcat:3kyhb76zqze2jm4lfgjnqnh7vu

Management of community contributions

Nicolas Bettenburg, Ahmed E. Hassan, Bram Adams, Daniel M. German
2013 Empirical Software Engineering  
To support software companies in this process, this paper presents an empirical study on the contribution management processes of two major, successful, open source software ecosystems.  ...  To guide our comparisons, we base our analysis on a conceptual model of contribution management that we derived from a total of seven major open-source software systems.  ...  Acknowledgements We would like to thank Richard Ellis for kindly providing us access to the LINUX kernel mailing list MBOX files.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10664-013-9284-6 fatcat:wiyonpqalfefxi4sjru4vkyxg4

Motivating participation in online innovation communities

Mercedes Paulini, Mary Lou Maher, Paul Murty
2014 International Journal of Web Based Communities  
This article reports on the results of a survey of participants in a specific online innovation community to characterise and find correlations between motivation and participation styles.  ...  This study of collective intelligence in online innovation communities reveals that while the community is encouraged in the transition from passive visitors to active members, the technical and organisational  ...  Acknowledgements Thanks go to Danielle Merrett for her help with the data modelling.  ... 
doi:10.1504/ijwbc.2014.058388 fatcat:hvfkm4eeyvds3eoapbzipa3nrm

The institutions of open source software: Examining the Debian community

Juan Mateos-Garcia, W. Edward Steinmueller
2008 Information Economics and Policy  
Free and open source software activities involve and, perhaps, evolve institutions (rules, norms and standards) that influence the formation, growth, and demise of communities.  ...  Community institutions are attractors for some individuals while discouraging other individuals from entering or continuing to participate. Their suitability may change as a community grows.  ...  Introduction This paper employs the concepts of epistemic community, situated learning and legitimate peripheral participation to address the way in which communities of F/LOS (Free/Libre Open Source Software  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.infoecopol.2008.06.001 fatcat:3ldt3pkdwnbqbbmo5k5hh6no6e

The emergence of governance norms in volunteer driven open source communities

MIrko Boehm, Open Invention Network
2019 Journal of Open Law, Technology and Society  
Free and open source software communities develop their governance norms and practises as they grow from small to medium to large sized social groups.  ...  The paper focuses on the essential contradiction between the communities' aim to maintain devolved authority at the contributor level and a requirement for effective decision making and policing mechanisms  ...  An inside view on social norms in communities On February 3, 2016, something happened in the KDE free and open source software (FOSS) community that would become the dominant topic of discussion for  ... 
doi:10.5033/jolts.v11i1.131 fatcat:2vzn3nocijeulcbpysfznovqkm

Standard setting organizations and open source communities: Partners or competitors?

Mirko Boehm, Davis Eisape
2021 First Monday  
Gamalielsson and A. Katz, 2015. “On implementation of open standards in software: To what extent can ISO standards be implemented in open source software?”  ...  The wider open source community develops free and open source software (FOSS) in a global upstream/downstream model that similarly benefits society as a public good.  ... 
doi:10.5210/fm.v26i7.10806 dblp:journals/firstmonday/BoehmE21 fatcat:hzg3x3gh6fbjhaiglgfkqfvvuy

Design processes in collective innovation communities: a study of communication

Mercedes Paulini, Paul Murty, Mary Lou Maher
2013 CoDesign - International Journal of CoCreation in Design and the Arts  
; iii) clarifying task requirements, and iv) supporting social communication to strengthen the impact of ideas, with particular focus on the social processes of ideation and evaluation.  ...  A study of communication describes design process visualisations from three sites for collective innovation, in terms of their ability to structure and present design tasks and to situate design communication  ...  41 research can investigate design communication to determine whether there are any marked differences in design process that may affect the popularity of a designed solution.  ... 
doi:10.1080/15710882.2012.716850 fatcat:pu3w4bigejfffcvyjenf2bpdpq

Socialization in an Open Source Software Community: A Socio-Technical Analysis

2005 Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)  
Open Source Software (OSS) development is often characterized as a fundamentally new way to develop software.  ...  To shed light on this issue I report on my analyses of socialization in a particular OSS community.  ...  Acknowledgements The author would like to express his gratitude to Professor Warren Sack (University of California, Santa Cruz) and Professor Peter Lyman (University of California, Berkeley), who both  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10606-005-9000-1 fatcat:hvqnxvuth5cs7lnzhtwhoedmde

The Emergence of Governance in an Open Source Community

Siobhán O'Mahony, Fabrizio Ferraro
2007 Academy of Management Journal  
In a multimethod study of one open source software community, we found that members developed a shared basis of formal authority but limited it with democratic mechanisms that enabled experimentation with  ...  Little is known about how communities producing collective goods govern themselves.  ...  Implicit in the literature on open source communities is the assumption that these communities operate in a meritocratic manner (e.g., Kogut & Metiu, 2001; Lee & Cole, 2003; Raymond, 1999) .  ... 
doi:10.5465/amj.2007.27169153 fatcat:nyptwwebtrhf5fzpz7ljqsmiq4

Core-Periphery Communication and the Success of Free/Libre Open Source Software Projects [chapter]

Kevin Crowston, Ivan Shamshurin
2016 IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology  
We examine the relationship between communications by core and peripheral members and Free/Libre Open Source Software project success.  ...  Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) projects are developed and maintained by teams of individuals collaborating in globally-distributed environments [1].  ...  Rullani and Haefliger [10] described periphery as a "cloud" of members that orbits around the core members of open source software development teams.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-39225-7_4 fatcat:4zyzhel53rbs7eotpuewbx2cxu

Innovating Without Information Constraints: Organizations, Communities, and Innovation When Information Costs Approach Zero

Elizabeth J. Altman, Frank Nagle, Michael Tushman
2013 Social Science Research Network  
Information processing, storage, and communication costs have been an important constraint on innovation and a reason why innovation takes place inside the organization.  ...  The declining price of computation, communication, and storage have, as a practical matter, placed the material means of information and cultural production in the hands of a significant fraction of the  ...  Similarly, when open source software is used to develop proprietary software (for example Mac OS X is based on the open source BSD Unix kernel), one must carefully consider how that particular open source  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2362855 fatcat:fadpexvim5gi7liyh7cvsdqily

Core-periphery communication and the success of free/libre open source software projects

Kevin Crowston, Ivan Shamshurin
2017 Journal of Internet Services and Applications  
We examine the relationship between communications by core and peripheral members and Free/Libre Open Source Software project success.  ...  Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) projects are developed and maintained by teams of individuals collaborating in globally-distributed environments [1].  ...  Rullani and Haefliger [10] described periphery as a "cloud" of members that orbits around the core members of open source software development teams.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s13174-017-0061-4 fatcat:skq2u2pjefbwta44mql6tqk5ie

Advocating a radical change in policies and new models to secure freedom and efficiency in funding and communication of science [chapter]

Andrea Ballabeni, Davide Danovi
2020 The freedom of scientific research  
1 We wish to thank our colleagues for scientific discussions, our funders and our host institutions. We are writing here in a personal capacity and our views are not necessarily shared by them.  ...  On the other hand, scientists who receive more must in turn distribute a larger amount of money; their prominence would therefore give them greater influence on how resources are used.  ...  attempt to obtain extra publicity when coming from established ones.  ... 
doi:10.7765/9781526146472.00022 fatcat:z3hy7ieonfgrjewmisfdqfhvja

An Ecology of Communication: Toward a Mapping of the Effective Environment

David L. Altheide
1994 The Sociological Quarterly  
Blumer 1969), "ecology of communication," to help grasp how social activities are joined with information technology and to offer a perspective for reconceptualizing how communication frameworks can inform  ...  An "ecology of communication" is a sensitizing concept to clarify how information technology and communication formats operate in the effective environment and are intertwined with activities, in some  ...  attention is drawn to how the parameters of communication are influencing communication content in rather distinctive ways.  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1533-8525.1994.tb00422.x fatcat:fl53v6jyx5ehralnvfyo7twkde

What to share, when, and where: balancing the objectives and complexities of open source software contributions

Johan Linåker, Björn Regnell
2020 Empirical Software Engineering  
whether to create a new or contribute to an existing community.  ...  Context: Software-intensive organizations' rationale for sharing Open Source Software (OSS) may be driven by both idealistic, strategic and commercial objectives, and include both monetary as well as non-monetary  ...  Also, we would like to thank the interviewees and case organizations for participating in this study. Without their participation the study would not have been made possible.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10664-020-09855-2 fatcat:mjbepqciyfcv5hb34h6iw3dan4
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