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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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  • Marie Coris & Yannick Lung, 2005. "Les communautés virtuelles : la coordination sans proximité ? Les fondements de la coopération au sein des communautés du logiciel libre," Revue d'économie régionale et urbaine, Armand Colin, vol. 0(3), pages 397-420.
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    1. Christophe Carrincazeaux & Yannick Lung & Jérôme Vicente, 2007. "The Scientific Trajectory of the French School of Proximity: Interaction- and Institution-based Approaches to Regional Innovation Systems," European Planning Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 16(5), pages 617-628, December.
    2. Damien Talbot, 2008. "EADS, une transition inachevée.. Une lecture par les catégories de la proximité," Géographie, économie, société, Lavoisier, vol. 10(2), pages 243-261.
    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. Olivier Bouba-Olga & Marie Coris & Christophe Carrincazeaux, 2008. "Avant-propos," Revue d'économie régionale et urbaine, Armand Colin, vol. 0(3), pages 279-287.
    5. 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.
    6. Damien TALBOT (GREThA), 2007. "EADS, an unfinished transition. An understanding by the Economy of proximity (In French)," Cahiers du GREThA 2007-05, Groupe de Recherche en Economie Théorique et Appliquée.
    7. Marie CORIS (E3i, IFReDE-GRES), 2005. "Free software opportunities for developing countries (In French)," Cahiers du GRES (2002-2009) 2005-03, Groupement de Recherches Economiques et Sociales.

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    Keywords

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

    JEL classification:

    • L23 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Organization of Production
    • L39 - Industrial Organization - - Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise - - - Other
    • L86 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Information and Internet Services; Computer Software
    • R19 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Other

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