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FLOSS developers as a social formation

Frauke Lehmann
2004 First Monday  
Each of these concepts can contribute to a better understanding of FLOSS as a social formation.  ...  The term social formation refers to the types of social connections between developers.  ... 
doi:10.5210/fm.v9i11.1186 fatcat:fvthrt2h2nbsbguzx35fxn6moq

Facilitating Social Network Studies of FLOSS using the OSSNetwork Environment [chapter]

Marco A. Balieiro, Samuel F. Sousa de Júnior, Cleidson R. B. de Souza
2008 IFIP International Federation for Information Processing  
Please use the following format when citing this chapter:  ...  Open source projects are typical examples of successful distributed software development projects.  ...  A brief Social Network overview A social network is broadly defined as a set of relationships [18] .  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-0-387-09684-1_31 fatcat:oz2rmje75rbgzbup5fx4sjh334

FLOSS Communities as Learning Networks

Sara Fernandes, Luis S. Barbosa, Antonio Cerone
2013 International Journal of Information and Education Technology  
This paper discusses FLOSS communities as a prime example of learning networks, i.e. informal, interconnected sets of individuals mutually supporting shared knowledge acquisition and committed to self-defined  ...  In particular, it addresses how the incorporation of a web-based, certification platform for Free / Libre Open Source Software in community culture and practice may increase the community impact both as  ...  results in suitable, flexible formats to both FLOSS developers and users.  ... 
doi:10.7763/ijiet.2013.v3.280 fatcat:sixelh45ljc5zhigwkuhdgxbgq

Sociology of FLOSS upon Bridging Digital Divide in Turkey

Huseyin Tolu
2018 AJIT-e Online Academic Journal of Information Technology  
This study argues that FLOSS has interlink and interdependent social benefits; technological benefits, economic benefits, adaptation technology, construction of local capacity, and shifting of paradigm  ...  industry and strong FLOSS communities, Turkey has not achieved FLOSS benefits yet due mainly to no FLOSS policy, failure of Pardus project, lack of centre government support/interest, insufficient educational  ...  Sociology of FLOSS FLOSS is a multidimensional movement which has economic, political, social and even cultural facets.  ... 
doi:10.5824/1309-1581.2018.3.013.x fatcat:jr46ecrpwrgcpljpvmt2foddve

The Process of Introducing FLOSS in the Public Administration: The Case of Venezuela

Edgar Maldonado
2010 Journal of the AIS  
Findings indicate that Venezuela's FLOSS migration process fuses the agendas of social inclusion, sovereignty, and freedom that the government is pursuing with the availability of a "Free Libre" technology  ...  This study analyzes the mandatory FLOSS policies of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the initiatives associated with the adoption process.  ...  Even though Venezuelan FLOSS policies use a discourse that includes elements beyond the economic perspective, the country adopted a more social approach to development.  ... 
doi:10.17705/1jais.00240 fatcat:y3pksgaurvgqtpkyqiu35h4hiu

Free/libre open source software implementation in schools: Evidence from the field and implications for the future

Yu-Wei Lin, Enrico Zini
2008 Computers & Education  
This also allows users to participate more proactively in the development and implementation process of a FLOSS-based system.  ...  social organization of FLOSS are influenced by social forces and social practices.  ...  Acknowledgements Special thanks to the students, teachers and technicians at the Keynes High School for sharing their experiences of being involved in the construction of the FLOSS-based educational infrastructure  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.compedu.2006.11.001 fatcat:a3lcvycp65amfekdi7yezrzbeu

The Divergent Anarcho-utopian Discourses of the Open Source Software Movement

Dale A. Bradley
2006 Canadian Journal of Communication  
Résumé : Le discours sur la programmation libre est important à plusieurs égards, notamment dans la manière dont ses positions idéologiques se transforment en actions concrètes.  ...  The utopian impulse evident in open source software development is therefore addressed from the perspective that the promises of liberation that inform its anarchy-inspired politics may be undermined by  ...  In addition, it is the anarcho-utopian element of FLOSS that is most frequently cited as a model to be emulated and/or adapted to broader social formations and practices.  ... 
doi:10.22230/cjc.2005v30n4a1642 fatcat:r62jfjapsjclfhpqvm2lbzsgr4

Open Source Technology Development [chapter]

Kevin Crowston
2016 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  ...  We then consider how FLOSS software might be used for various scientific applications, perhaps leading to a convergence of current distinct disciplines.  ...  For FLOSS development processes include both software development practices and team social processes.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-07052-0_29 fatcat:nhevmtnaibhktfdl6qqk7f25ie

Open Source Technology Development [chapter]

Kevin Crowston
2015 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  ...  We then consider how FLOSS software might be used for various scientific applications, perhaps leading to a convergence of current distinct disciplines.  ...  For FLOSS development processes include both software development practices and team social processes.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-04033-2_29-1 fatcat:2kkc24hdk5dtvk7oelvjh5ecve

Open Source Technology Development [chapter]

Kevin Crowston
2015 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  ...  We then consider how FLOSS software might be used for various scientific applications, perhaps leading to a convergence of current distinct disciplines.  ...  For FLOSS development processes include both software development practices and team social processes.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-04033-2_29-2 fatcat:tat4vh5r6nhlrihavgf42vy7d4

How the FLOSS Research Community Uses Email Archives

Megan Squire
2012 International Journal of Open Source Software & Processes  
Artifacts of the software development process, such as source code or emails between developers, are a frequent object of study in empirical software engineering literature.  ...  It provides a classification of the relevant literature using a publicly-available online repository of papers about FLOSS development using email.  ...  senders and recipients (which results in a social network for a FLOSS project).  ... 
doi:10.4018/jossp.2012010103 fatcat:kmu7hburhzazfkxqp646bgdleu

The Role of Face-to-Face Meetings in Technology-Supported Self-Organizing Distributed Teams

K. Crowston, J. Howison, C. Masango, U.Y. Eseryel
2007 IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication  
Based on a qualitative inductive analysis of data from interviews and observations at FLOSS conferences, we identify a variety of settings in which developers meet face-to-face, activities performed in  ...  Contrary to the conventional wisdom, FLOSS developers generally do not meet face-to-face until the project is well under way.  ...  The conference has the same general format as the ApacheCon. Conference Description OSDC. Open Source Developers' Conference, an Australian conference.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tpc.2007.902654 fatcat:bsnpjhxxhngcrd2thcpipff32i

Who Contributes to What? Exploring Hidden Relationships between FLOSS Projects [chapter]

M. M. Mahbubul Syeed, Imed Hammouda
2014 IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology  
To do this, we have performed a social network study to analyze data collected from the Ohloh repository.  ...  In this paper we address the challenge of tracking resembling open source projects by exploiting the information of which developers contribute to which projects.  ...  FLOSS software directories available; (b) the use of Ohloh repository makes FLOSS data available in a cleaned, unified and standard platform independent format.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-55128-4_3 fatcat:au5a4uxay5gszd5gohdww2rrhy

Networked innovation and coalition formation: the effect of group-based social preferences

Tom Dedeurwaerdere, Paolo Melindi-Ghidi, Willem Sas
2017 Economics of Innovation and New Technology  
We develop a private-collective model of public knowledge production in networked innovation systems, where group-based social preferences have an impact on the coalition formation of developers.  ...  Furthermore, heterogeneity of social preferences is added to the model to study the formation of stable, but mixed coalitions.  ...  as a social achievement.  ... 
doi:10.1080/10438599.2017.1378163 fatcat:yzjivxfxlregjjh32tuxwxpxne

Towards Open Collaborative Health Informatics - The Role of Free/Libre Open Source Principles

H. Schmuhl, A. Marcelo, J. Dal Molin, G. Wright, T. Karopka
2011 IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics  
as anticipated by members of the IMIA Open Source Working Group.  ...  To allow FLOSS to positively influence Health IT in the future a "FLOSS-friendly" environment has to be provided.  ...  The activities of the IMIA OS WG will be presented as well as a strategy for the further development of IMIA OS WG.  ... 
doi:10.1055/s-0038-1638740 fatcat:dcf5r2lhgbg73pyrtwb56hgr44
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