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The success of open source

Author: Steven Weber
Publisher: Cambridge ; London : The MIT Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Open source code has proved a remarkable success story in a highly competitive industry, giving rise to developments such as Linux and Apache. It has also rewritten the rules about intellectual  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Weber
ISBN: 0674018583 9780674018587 0674012925 9780674012929
OCLC Number: 751247437
Awards: Winner of AAP/Professional and Scholarly Publishing Awards: Computer and Information Science 2004
Description: VIII, 312 s. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface 1. Property and the Problem of Software 2. The Early History of Open Source 3. What Is Open Source and How Does It Work? 4. A Maturing Model of Production 5. Explaining Open Source: Microfoundations 6. Explaining Open Source: Macro-Organization 7. Business Models and the Law 8. The Code That Changed the World? Notes Index
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In the world of open-source software, true believers can be a fervent bunch. Linux, for example, may act as a credo as well as an operating system. But there is much substance beyond zealotry, says Read more...

 
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