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The comingled code : open source and economic development

Author: Joshua Lerner; Mark Schankerman
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : The MIT Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discussions of the economic impact of open source software often generate more heat than light. Advocates passionately assert the benefits of open source while critics decry its effects. Missing from the debate is rigorous economic analysis and systematic economic evidence of the impact of open source on consumers, firms, and economic development in general. This book fills that gap. In The Comingled Code, Josh  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joshua Lerner; Mark Schankerman
ISBN: 9780262014632 0262014637 9780262518567 0262518562
OCLC Number: 769220291
Description: xii, 238 s. : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Software and growth --
The history of open source --
The supply side : comingling open source and proprietary software --
The demand side : assessing trade-offs and making choices --
Assessing government policies toward software / with Jacques Crémer --
The takeaways.
Responsibility: Josh Lerner and Mark Schankerman.

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"Having dissected open source in detail and told governments at length what not to do, the authors' prescriptions remain rather vague. "There is no right answer," they say in the final chapter, Read more...

 
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