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Die Governance von Open-Source-Projekten

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  • Egon Franck
  • Carola Jungwirth

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    (Institute for Strategy and Business Economics, University of Zurich
    Institute for Strategy and Business Economics, University of Zurich)

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Das open source entwickelte Betriebssystem Linux setzt den Quasi- Monopolisten Microsoft gefährlich unter Druck. Diese Entwicklung ist aus einer organisationsökonomischen Perspektive deswegen bemerkenswert, weil hinter Linux kein hierarchisches Unternehmen mit zentraler Steuerung und einem Gewinnmaximierungsziel steht, sondern eine lose zusammengewürfelte Gruppe von Freiwilligen - eine sogenannte Open-Source-Community -, die sich dezentral organisiert und die von ihr entwickelten Programme frei zur Verfügung stellt. In unserem Beitrag untersuchen wir, unter welchen Bedingungen Beitragsleister in einem Open-Source-Projekt professionelle Arbeit verrichten, ohne dafür ein Gehalt zu erhalten. Wir unterstellen dabei, dass die Beitragsleister durchaus unterschiedliche Teilnahmemotive haben. Der Fokus liegt daher auf der Frage, wie eine Governance-Struktur gestaltet sein muss, innerhalb derer sich die unterschiedlichen Interessen realisieren lassen.

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Paper provided by University of Zurich, Institute for Strategy and Business Economics (ISU) in its series Working Papers with number 0009.

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Date of creation: 2002
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Publication status: Published in: Zeitschrift für Betriebswirtschaft (ZfB), 73, 2003, Ergänzungsheft 5, S. 1-21.
Handle: RePEc:iso:wpaper:0009

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Keywords: Economics of Science; Individual Placing Strategies; Standardization and Compatibility;

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  1. Egon Franck & Carola Jungwirth & Benno Luthiger, 2005. "Motivation und Engagement beim OSS-Programmieren- Eine empirische Analyse," Working Papers 0036, University of Zurich, Institute for Strategy and Business Economics (ISU).

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