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The Supply Side: Comingling Open Source and Proprietary Software

Josh Lerner and Mark Schankerman

in The Comingled Code: Open Source and Economic Development

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014632
eISBN:
9780262289573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014632.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

This chapter evaluates the hypothesis that open source software can potentially help promote technological innovation. It analyzes the potential to open source software solve the tension between the ... More


The Demand Side: Assessing Trade-offs and Making Choices

Josh Lerner and Mark Schankerman

in The Comingled Code: Open Source and Economic Development

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014632
eISBN:
9780262289573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014632.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

This chapter examines how users of open source software make the decision between open code and proprietary software. It provides insights into the structure of demand for software and how it relates ... More


Assessing Government Policies toward Software

Josh Lerner and Mark Schankerman

in The Comingled Code: Open Source and Economic Development

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014632
eISBN:
9780262289573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014632.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

This chapter focuses on government policies on computer software. It examines how a government can develop a framework that facilitates the competitive interactions between open source and ... More


Open, But How Much? Growth,Conflict, and Institutional Evolution in Open‐Source Communities 1

Juan Mateos-Garcia and W. Edward Steinmueller

in Community, Economic Creativity, and Organization

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199545490
eISBN:
9780191720093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545490.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Knowledge Management

If ‘open source’ is taken as a practice employed in organizing human knowledge-related activities, it may be applied more broadly than just with software. Wherever it is used this chapter contends ... More


The History of Open Source

Josh Lerner and Mark Schankerman

in The Comingled Code: Open Source and Economic Development

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014632
eISBN:
9780262289573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014632.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

This chapter examines the origins and evolution of the open source software sector. It discusses the three distinct areas of open source development. These include the development of many of the key ... More


Introduction

Josh Lerner and Mark Schankerman

in The Comingled Code: Open Source and Economic Development

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014632
eISBN:
9780262289573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014632.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about the potential impact of open source software on economic development. This volume examines whether certain types of ... More


Toward the Comparison of Open Source Commons Institutions

Charles M. Schweik

in Governing Knowledge Commons

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199972036
eISBN:
9780199361908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199972036.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law, Environmental and Energy Law

Open source software is arguably the oldest and largest category of Internet-based knowledge commons cases. This chapter reports the results of two related studies. The first study is a statistical ... More


The Ecosystem

Charles M. Schweik and Robert C. English

in Internet Success: A Study of Open-Source Software Commons

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017251
eISBN:
9780262301206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017251.003.0002
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

This chapter describes how open-source software (OSS) has changed over the past several years and uses the ecosystem metaphor to depict its current state. It then considers commons and the various ... More


Software and Growth

Josh Lerner and Mark Schankerman

in The Comingled Code: Open Source and Economic Development

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014632
eISBN:
9780262289573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014632.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

This chapter examines the importance of computer software, particularly open source software, in economic development. It analyzes how open source software fit into the framework of growth theory and ... More


The Takeaways

Josh Lerner and Mark Schankerman

in The Comingled Code: Open Source and Economic Development

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014632
eISBN:
9780262289573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014632.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the potential impact of open source software on economic development. It discusses the importance of evaluating the trade-offs between the use ... More


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