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Free/Open Source Software Development: Recent Research Results and Methods

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Free/Open Source Software Development: Recent Research Results and Methods
The focus of this chapter is to review what is known about free and open source software development (FOSSD) work practices, development processes, project and community dynamics, and other socio-technical relationships. It does not focus on specific properties or technical attributes of different FOSS systems, but it does seek to explore how FOSS is developed and evolved. The chapter provides a brief background on what FOSS is and how free software and open source software development efforts are similar and different. From there attention shifts to an extensive review of a set of empirical studies of FOSSD that articulate different levels of analysis. These characterize what has been analyzed in FOSSD studies across levels that examine why individuals participate; resources and capabilities supporting development activities; how cooperation, coordination, and control are realized in projects; alliance formation and inter-project social networking; FOSS as a multiproject software eco...
Walt Scacchi
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Type Journal
Year 2007
Where AC
Authors Walt Scacchi
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