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Les communautés virtuelles : la coordination sans proximité ? Les fondements de la coopération au sein des communautés du logiciel libre

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  • Marie Coris
  • Yannick LUNG

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Without pre-existing organisational proximity nor geographical one, Free and Open Source software communities fulfil effective and voluntary cooperation in order to produce software which are reliable and broadly diffused. Throwing out the technological determinism thesis, this paper analyses the pregnance of institutionnal proximity inside communities, which creates voluntary agreed set of coordination rules (organisational proximity) and allows geographical proximity freeing. Classification JEL : L23, L39, L86, 031, R19.

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Article provided by Armand Colin in its journal Revue d’Économie Régionale & Urbaine.

Volume (Year): juillet (2005)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 397-420

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Handle: RePEc:cai:rerarc:reru_053_0397

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Keywords: Geographical; institutional and organisational proximities; virtual communities; coordination; software;

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  1. Alessandro Narduzzo & Alessandro Rossi, 2003. "Modularity in Action: GNU/Linux and Free/Open Source Software Development Model Unleashed," ROCK Working Papers 020, Department of Computer and Management Sciences, University of Trento, Italy, revised 13 Jun 2008.
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Cited by:
  1. Marie CORIS (E3i, IFReDE-GRES), 2005. "Free software opportunities for developing countries (In French)," Cahiers du GRES 2005-03, Groupement de Recherches Economiques et Sociales.
  2. Damien TALBOT (GREThA6GRES), 2007. "EADS, an unfinished transition. An understanding by the Economy of proximity (In French)," Cahiers du GRES 2007-11, Groupement de Recherches Economiques et Sociales.
  3. Marie Coris, 2008. "Proximités et délocalisations : le cas du logiciel," Revue d'économie régionale et urbaine, Armand Colin, vol. 0(3), pages 361-380.
  4. Maris CORIS (GREThA UMR CNRS 5113) & Vincent FRIGANT (GREThA UMR CNRS 5113) & Jean-Bernard LAYAN (GREThA UMR CNRS 5113) & Damien TALBOT (GREThA UMR CNRS 5113), 2009. "Spatial dynamics of firms (In French)," Cahiers du GREThA 2009-20, Groupe de Recherche en Economie Théorique et Appliquée.

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