Organizing for openness: six models for developer involvement in hybrid OSS projects

Hanna Mäenpää, Simo Mäkinen, Terhi Kilamo, Tommi Mikkonen, Tomi Männistö, Paavo Ritala
2018 Journal of Internet Services and Applications  
This article examines organization and governance of commercially influenced Open Source Software development communities by presenting a multiple-case study of six contemporary, hybrid OSS projects. The findings provide in-depth understanding on how to design the participatory nature of the software development process, while understanding the factors that influence the delicate balance of openness, motivations, and governance. The results lay ground for further research on how to organize and
more » ... manage developer communities where needs of the stakeholders are competing, yet complementary.
doi:10.1186/s13174-018-0088-1 fatcat:cgldo42ihjf47leckeoi4y7a6q