Governance of open source software: state of the art
AbstractIn this overview of governance mechanisms developed within open source software (OSS) circles, three types of governance are studied: ‘spontaneous’ governance, internal governance, and governance towards outside parties. Moreover, two main ways in which lessons from OSS can be applied elsewhere are explored: peer production of products other than software, and embedding ‘peer-produced’ products and peer processes into existing institutions (‘coupling’). Copyright Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007
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Volume (Year): 11 (2007)
Issue (Month): 2 (May)
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Commons; Configurations; Governance; Institutionalization; Open source software; Peer production;
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