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Internet Success: A Study of Open-Source Software Commons

Charles M. Schweik and Robert C. English

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017251
eISBN:
9780262301206
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017251.001.0001
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

The use of open-source software (OSS)—readable software source code that can be copied, modified, and distributed freely—has expanded dramatically in recent years. The number of OSS projects hosted ... More


The Evolving Consumer Online Threat Landscape: Creating an Effective Response

Adam Palmer

in Advances in Cyber Security: Technology, Operations, and Experiences

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823244560
eISBN:
9780823268948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823244560.003.0007
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

The proliferation of Internet-connected devices in the consumer market has created a dramatic shift from a single point PC-based threat risk to an expanded threat perimeter that includes tablet ... More


Cyber Security: Protecting Our Cyber Citizens

Preet Bharara

in Advances in Cyber Security: Technology, Operations, and Experiences

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823244560
eISBN:
9780823268948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823244560.003.0014
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

This chapter begins with a discussion of the threat of cyber crime. These threats can range from individual phishing emails that trick victims into disclosing personal and financial information, to ... More


Human Information Behavior and Information Retrieval: Is Collaboration Possible?

Raya Fidel

in Human Information Interaction: An Ecological Approach to Information Behavior

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017008
eISBN:
9780262301473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017008.003.0010
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

This chapter examines the contributions of human information behavior (HIB) research to the information retrieval (IR) systems design, as well as the extent to which HIB research is guided by IR ... More


Filling Gaps in Our Data with the Survey on Free/Libre and Open-Source Success

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/9780262017251.003.0009
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

The Survey on Free/Libre and Open-Source Success, conducted in fall 2009 in collaboration with SourceForge Inc., the corporation that owns SourceForge.net (SF), sought to identify the factors which ... More


Thinking about Part III: A Review of Our Empirical Research

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/9780262017251.003.0012
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

This study was motivated by the power of openness in combination with the Internet’s global reach and the potential of open-source software (OSS) to understand online collaboration. It looked at ... More


Our Study in Perspective

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/9780262017251.003.0013
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

This book has investigated the factors that lead some open-source software (OSS) commons to continued success and others to abandonment using data sets on SourceForge.net. By identifying these ... More


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