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The open source software phenomenon: Characteristics that promote research

Georg von Krogh, Sebastian Spaeth
2007 Journal of strategic information systems  
: open source software has offered researchers an unprecedented access to data; (4) communal reflexivity: the community of open source software developers frequently engage in a dialog on its functioning  ...  Since the turn of the century, open source software has triggered a vast volume of research.  ...  In the field of management and organization studies, scholars analyzed in more detail the nature of the open source software development process and argued that open source software projects have developed  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jsis.2007.06.001 fatcat:uaxj7httd5frxiksyeelkgxple

Prevalence of Reflexivity and Its Impact on Success in Open Source Software Development: An Empirical Study Prevalence of Reflexivity and Its Impact on Success in Open Source Software Development: An Empirical Study Prevalence of Reflexivity and Its Impact on Success in Open Source Software Development: An Empirical Study

Brandon Foushee, Brandon Foushee, Charles Knutson, Daniel Zappala, Eric Mercer, Brandon Foushee
2013 unpublished
Conventional wisdom, inspired in part by Eric Raymond, suggests that open source developers primarily develop software for developers like themselves.  ...  Based on our criteria, we find that 68% of SourceForge projects are reflexive (in the sense described by Raymond).  ...  1.2 Reflexive and Irreflexive Software Projects , and the Success of Open Source Software Development: A SourceForge Empirical Study."  ... 
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Impact of Financial Benefits on Open Source Software Sustainability

Arzoo Atiq, Arvind K. Tripathi
2016 International Conference on Information Systems  
In recent years, the success of open source software (OSS) has attracted proprietary software firms, who now actively participate, and sponsor OSS development.  ...  Future research aims to develop a comprehensive theory of the role of rewards in open source software development.  ...  In recent years, the success of open source software (OSS) has attracted proprietary software firms, who now participate and support OSS development in various ways.  ... 
dblp:conf/icis/AtiqT16 fatcat:iqva4cqqm5a7rc6eezkckavt4q

Hierarchy, Laboratory and Collective: Unveiling Linux as Innovation, Machination and Constitution

Tony Cornford, Maha Shaikh, Claudio Ciborra
2010 Journal of the AIS  
) to these are asserted, debated, tried, and assessed -as restructuring occurs (Weick, 1979) -and, second, as a way to reframe the issue of concern as one of respect for, and challenges to, the open source  ...  This paper considers the question of how the Linux open source collective structures and organizes itself as complexity and uncertainty increase.  ...  As described above, in the period studied, Linux was emerging as a highly successful open source collective, perhaps the most successful, but this rapid emergence and high profile meant that it had to  ... 
doi:10.17705/1jais.00250 fatcat:jmtpbfyurnaqlmag6mj6kjr64y

Time-Based Release Management in Free and Open Source (FOSS) Projects

Martin Michlmayr, Brian Fitzgerald
2012 International Journal of Open Source Software & Processes  
Based on detailed case studies of a number of prominent FOSS projects, we describe the move to time-based release management and identify the factors and criteria necessary for a successful transition.  ...  As the Free and Open Source (FOSS) concept has matured, its commercial significance has also increased, and issues such as quality and sustainability have moved to the fore.  ...  Acknowledgements The work of Brian Fitzgerald has been financially supported by the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) award to Lero-the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre, and the EU FP6 project  ... 
doi:10.4018/jossp.2012010101 fatcat:kn7ays26fvdi3nu5zsws6ufmli

IRRODL Volume 8, Number 3

Various Authors
2007 International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning  
Although all online learning and development projects should be implemented on a case-by-case basis, there is a clear need for comparative studies.  ...  Craig Stewart at Steinhoff Africa Group Services, and Professor David Cohen, author of the course used in the study.  ...  The 'gift culture' and distributed development enable the success of open source software, such as Linux, and help to build and consolidate a community of practice of open source software developers.  ... 
doi:10.19173/irrodl.v8i3.1098 fatcat:bj7wu5pllvb2hbvxbnpb43zvse

This is not an article: Model organism newsletters and the question of 'open science'

Christopher M Kelty
2012 BioSocieties  
They are virtually unstudied, but can tell us a great deal about the simultaneous development of scientific communities or collectives and the concepts, techniques, collections, materials and maps they  ...  This article introduces scientific newsletters as a 'model organism' on which to study the moral economy of science.  ...  Acknowledgements This article was first presented at a Workshop of the Centre for Synthetic Biology and Innovation (CSynBI) on 'Synthetic Biology and Open Source: Normative Cultures of Biology' organized  ... 
doi:10.1057/biosoc.2012.8 fatcat:sqfpvxn5afhezfkudcqc65vbt4

Social Knowledge Creation: Three Annotated Bibliographies

Alyssa Arbuckle, Belojevic Nina, Matthew Hiebert, Ray Siemens, Shaun Wong, Derek Siemens, Alex Christie, Jon Saklofske, Jentery Sayers, INKE Research Group, ETCL Research Group
2014 Scholarly and Research Communication  
The items for the bibliographies were gathered and annotated by members of the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab (ETCL) to form this tripartite document as a resource for students and researchers involved  ...  In 2012-2013 a team led by Ray Siemens at the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab (ETCL), University of Victoria, in collaboration with Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE), developed three annotated  ...  SourceForge is a Web-based source code repository comprising a suite of tools dedicated to facilitating open source soware development and dissemination.  ... 
doi:10.22230/src.2014v5n2a150 fatcat:bau2kvmecrcgbphbihalen5tf4

Who Should Read This Book [chapter]

2016 Securing the Outdoor Construction Site  
C++ case study: The Qt toolkit The Qt interface toolkit is one of the notable C++ success stories in today's open-source world.  ...  That meeting adopted a new label for the common development method of all the factions: open source.  ...  Raymond The rules of open-source development are simple: 1. Let the source be open. Have no secrets. Make the code and the process that produces it public. Encourage third-party peer review.  ... 
doi:10.1016/b978-0-12-802383-9.00019-8 fatcat:5cxlhe2k4fbjzfwouwq6qa7iqe

Critical Point of View: A Wikipedia Reader

Geert Lovink, Nathaniel Tkacz, Joseph M. Reagle, Dan O'Sullivan, Lawrence Liang, Amila Akdag Salah, Cheng Gao, Krzystztof Suchecki, Andrea Scharnhorst, R. Stuart Geiger, Edgar Enyedy, Peter B. Kaufman (+19 others)
2012 Social Science Research Network  
Institute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam 2011 ISBN 978-90-78146-13-1  ...  unique forms of epistemology and politics, and in particular Chun connects it to perceptions about the 'the radicality of open source'. 35 If source is the essence of media and politics, open source  ...  By creating a global community of developers -both individuals and corporations -who each focus on their own layer of the stack, and by then releasing all the code for free, open source video promises  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2075015 fatcat:ufngx3eoazbtfe5pgtvovak6q4

Barriers to Initiation of Open Source Software Projects in Research Libraries BYU ScholarsArchive Citation Barriers to Initiation of Open Source Software Projects in Research Libraries

Jason Thacker, Jason Thacker, Curtis, Jason Thacker, Christophe Giraud-Carrier, Parris Egbert, Bryan Morse, Jason Thacker
2016 unpublished
Open Source Software One of the major research areas within empirical software engineering is open source software (OSS).  ...  This exercise enabled us to deepen our understanding of issues related to open source software development by applying the growing body of work in the area of empirical software engineering.  ... 
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Kommerzielle Entwicklung von Open-Source-Software: Idealismus, Pragmatismus oder Strategie? Eine Fallstudie über Entwickler des Linux-Kernels in großen Firmen der Informationstechnologie [article]

Urs Lerch, Technische Universität Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, Bernd Lutterbeck
2010
The situation of Linux kernel developers in large IT companies is investigated in a case study with quantitative and qualitative methodological approaches.  ...  Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS) in general and the Linux operating system in particular have increased in economic significance during the past decade and are now an in­tegral component of  ...  is a development method for software that harnesses the power of distributed peer review and transparency of process.  ... 
doi:10.14279/depositonce-2474 fatcat:m2o3kj3wsjeb5mbawtuj5s37my

A tale of two 'opens': intersections between Free and Open Source Software and Open Scholarship [article]

Jonathan P. Tennant, Ritwik Agrawal, Ksenija Baždarić, David Brassard, Tom Crick, Daniel J. Dunleavy, Thomas Rhys Evans, Nicholas Gardner, Monica Gonzalez-Marquez, Daniel Graziotin, Bastian Greshake Tzovaras, Daniel Gunnarson (+24 others)
2021
There is no clear-cut boundary between Free and Open Source Software and Open Scholarship, and the histories, practices, and fundamental principles between the two remain complex.  ...  Fourth, the shift and acceleration towards a system of Open Scholarship will be greatly enhanced by a concurrent shift in recognising a broader range of practices and outputs beyond traditional peer review  ...  Finally, we collectively wish to thank all members of the 'open community' who every day provide a  ... 
doi:10.34657/5085 fatcat:zqzta5tr4jdbhcraufvjnpboi4

A Reference Model for Free/Open Source Software (F/OSS) process management

Michel Pawlak, Dimitri Konstantas
2007
et son enthousiasme : nos discussions ont été une véritable source d'inspiration pour moi.  ...  Merci à ma grand-mère, Zofia qui habite malheureusement trop loin, ce qui ne l'empêche toutefois pas d'être à mes côtés.  ...  Introduction Free and Open Source Software (F/OSS) is one of the great facts of software development of the past few years.  ... 
doi:10.13097/archive-ouverte/unige:9828 fatcat:ggt5n64msbexfb5adyuvwrngtq

Who should Read this Book? [chapter]

Child Protection  
C++ case study: The Qt toolkit The Qt interface toolkit is one of the notable C++ success stories in today's open-source world.  ...  That meeting adopted a new label for the common development method of all the factions: open source.  ...  Raymond The rules of open-source development are simple: 1. Let the source be open. Have no secrets. Make the code and the process that produces it public. Encourage third-party peer review.  ... 
doi:10.4135/9781446212677.n4 fatcat:2fda5et7nfd45ms5nihte4wyea