Empirical issues in open source software

Dalle, Jean Michel, David, Paul A, den Besten, Matthijs and Steinmueller, W Edward (2008) Empirical issues in open source software. Information Economics and Policy, 20 (4). pp. 301-304. ISSN 0167-6245

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This issue of Information Economics and Policy focuses on a fundamental shift in the software industry: the organisation of software production with the aim of disclosure rather than appropriation. Open source software, as it is now most frequently referred to in the academic literature, is simultaneously a means of production, social organisation, and, for many, a political or cultural statement.1 Open source software projects share a common commitment to the broad disclosure and dissemination of the source code for their collective productions. This commitment challenges the dominant existing model for software production in which the source code is proprietary and secret and the software product is only available as 'object' code available for sale and use but closed to inspection and modification. ...

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: University of Sussex Business School > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Depositing User: Ed Steinmueller
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 19:28
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2012 16:09
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/20760
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