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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


Managing the Boundaries of an “Open” Project

Fabrizio Ferraro and Siobhán O’Mahony

in The Emergence of Organizations and Markets

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148670
eISBN:
9781400845552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148670.003.0018
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter examines the emergence of Debian, a community software project, from 1997 to 2002, showing how select, skilled programmers emerged as the custodians who guided Debian in the context of ... More


Learning from Linux

Ilkka Tuomi

in Networks of Innovation: Change and Meaning in the Age of the Internet

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199269051
eISBN:
9780191699337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269051.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management, Innovation

This chapter describes both the social and technological evolution of Linux and its development community. By analysing in detail the evolution of the structure of Linux source code over a period of ... More


Application to Other Modern Debates

Brett M. Frischmann

in Infrastructure: The Social Value of Shared Resources

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199895656
eISBN:
9780199933280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199895656.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter discusses the application of infrastructure theory to other modern debates covering Google Books, peer-to-peer file-sharing software, and open-source software.


The Comingled Code: Open Source and Economic Development

Josh Lerner and Mark Schankerman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014632
eISBN:
9780262289573
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014632.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

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 ... More


Spies in Uniform: British Service Attachés as Intelligence-Gatherers

Matthew S. Seligmann

in Spies in Uniform: British Military and Naval Intelligence on the Eve of the First World War

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199261505
eISBN:
9780191718618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261505.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter explores the different ways in which service attachés obtained the information they needed. British attachés were not allowed to undertake covert operations themselves and therefore had ... More


Concluding Remarks

Ilkka Tuomi

in Networks of Innovation: Change and Meaning in the Age of the Internet

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199269051
eISBN:
9780191699337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269051.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management, Innovation

This chapter puts the open source model of technology development in a broader perspective, and discusses the cultural and value system that underlies open source. It argues that a study on the ... More


Introduction

Ilkka Tuomi

in Networks of Innovation: Change and Meaning in the Age of the Internet

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199269051
eISBN:
9780191699337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269051.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management, Innovation

This introductory chapter begins with discussions of the emergence of the open source development model, which underlies Linux, and how Linux is an interesting test case for economic theories of ... More


The Culture of the Internet

Manuel Castells

in The Internet Galaxy: Reflections on the Internet, Business, and Society

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199255771
eISBN:
9780191698279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255771.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

This chapter deals with the culture of the producers and users at the source of the Internet’s creation and configuration. It notes that culture means a set of values and beliefs informing behaviour, ... More


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


The Emergence of Organizations and Markets

John F. Padgett and Walter W. Powell

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148670
eISBN:
9781400845552
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148670.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

The social sciences have sophisticated models of choice and equilibrium but little understanding of the emergence of novelty. Where do new alternatives, new organizational forms, and new types of ... 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


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


Mode of Entry for Emerging Markets: An ex ante and ex post Perspective of the Open Source Development and Management of Biotechnology Knowledge Assets

Minna Allarakhia

in Intellectual Property Rights: Legal and Economic Challenges for Development

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199660759
eISBN:
9780191749186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660759.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

In this chapter, an ex ante and ex post perspective are adopted to understand how open source strategic alliances and open licensing respectively can be used as modes of entry into the biotechnology ... More


The Circuit Riders Respond: Conventions of Coordination as Movements React to Markets

Paul-Brian McInerney

in From Social Movement to Moral Market: How the Circuit Riders Sparked an IT Revolution and Created a Technology Market

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780804785129
eISBN:
9780804789066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785129.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter shows how competition among groups shapes moral markets. It explains how the Circuit Riders engaged with the new dominant actor in nonprofit technology assistance, NPower. Through ... 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


Adopting Open Source Software: A Practical Guide

Brian Fitzgerald, Jay P. Kesan, Barbara Russo, Maha Shaikh, and Giancarlo Succi

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262516358
eISBN:
9780262298261
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262516358.001.0001
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

Government agencies and public organizations often consider adopting open source software (OSS) for reasons of transparency, cost, citizen access, and greater efficiency in communication and ... More


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