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Perspectives on Free and Open Source Software

MIT Press

What is the status of the Free and Open Source Software (F/OSS)
revolution? Has the creation of software that can be freely used, modified, and
redistributed transformed industry and society, as some predicted, or is this
transformation still a work in progress? Perspectives on Free and Open Source
Software brings together leading analysts and researchers to address this question,
examining specific aspects of F/OSS in a way that is both scientifically rigorous
and highly relevant to real-life managerial and technical concerns.The book analyzes
a number of key topics: the motivation behind F/OSS -- why highly skilled software
developers devote large amounts of time to the creation of "free" products and
services; the objective, empirically grounded evaluation of software -- necessary to
counter what one chapter author calls the "steamroller" of F/OSS hype; the software
engineering processes and tools used in specific projects, including Apache, GNOME,
and Mozilla; the economic and business models that reflect the changing
relationships between users and firms, technical communities and firms, and between
competitors; and legal, cultural, and social issues, including one contribution that
suggests parallels between "open code" and "open society" and another that points to
the need for understanding the movement's social causes and consequences.
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Weitere Infos & Material

Lakhani, Karim R.
Karim R. Lakhani is Lumry Family Associate Professor of Business Administration at
Harvard Business School.

Hissam, Scott A.
Scott A. Hissam is Senior Member of the Technical Staff, Software Engineering
Institute, Carnegie Mellon University.

Fitzgerald, Brian
Brian Fitzgerald holds the Frederick A. Krehbiel II Chair in Innovation in Global
Business and Technology at the University of Limerick, where he is also Vice
President of Research.

Feller, Joseph
Joseph Feller is Lecturer in Business Information Systems, University College
Cork, Ireland.

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