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Perspectives on free and open source software

Author: Joseph Feller
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 2005.
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Feller
ISBN: 0262062461 9780262062466
OCLC Number: 57168696
Description: xxxi, 538 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Why hackers do what they do : understanding motivation and effort in free/open source software projects / Karim R. Lakhani and Robert G. Wolf --
Understanding free software developers : findings from the FLOSS study / Rishab Aiyer Ghosh --
Economic perspectives on open source / Josh Lerner and Jean Tirole --
Standing in front of the open source steamroller / Robert L. Glass --
Has open source software a future? / Brian Fitzgerald --
Open source software development : future or fad? / Srdjan Rusovan, Mark Lawford, and David Lorge Parnas --
Attaining robust open source software / Peter G. Neumann --
Open and closed systems are equivalent (that is, in an ideal world) / Ross Anderson --
Making lightning strike twice / Charles B. Weinstock and Scott A. Hissam --
Two case studies of open source software development : Apache and Mozilla / Audris Mockus, Roy T. Fielding, and James D. Herbsleb --
Software engineering practices in the GNOME project / Daniel M. German --
Incremental and decentralized integration in FreeBSD / Niels Jørgensen --
Adopting open source software engineering (OSSE) practices by adopting OSSE tools / Jason Robbins --
Open source software projects as "user innovation networks" / Eric von Hippel --
Analysis of open source business models / Sandeep Krishnamurthy --
Allocation of software development resources in open source production mode / Jean-Michel Dalle and Paul A. David --
Shared source : the Microsoft perspective / Jason Matusow --
Open code and open societies / Lawrence Lessig --
Legal aspects of free and open source software / David McGowan --
Nonprofit foundations and their role in community-firm software collaboration / Siobhan O'Mahony --
Free science / Christopher Kelty --
High noon at OS corral : duels and shoot-outs in open source discourse / Anna Maria Szczepanska, Magnus Bergquist, and Jan Ljungberg --
Libre software policies at the European level / Phillipe Aigrain --
Open source paradigm shift / Tim O'Reilly --
Epilogue, Open source outside the domain of software / Clay Shirky.
Responsibility: edited by Joseph Feller [and others].

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"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."--Jacket.

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