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Applying Elinor Ostrom's Rule Classification Framework to the Analysis of Open Source Software Commons


  • Charles M. Schweik

    () (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

  • Meelis Kitsing


This research investigates the utility of Ostrom and Crawford's rule classification framework (elaborated in Understanding Institutional Diversity) in the systematic study of rule systems in a set of relatively complex open source projects and their overarching non-profit foundation. Using this framework, Rule configurations are described for the overall Open Source Geospatial Foundation and for each of seven associated geospatial projects.

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  • Charles M. Schweik & Meelis Kitsing, 2010. "Applying Elinor Ostrom's Rule Classification Framework to the Analysis of Open Source Software Commons," Transnational Corporations Review, Ottawa United Learning Academy, vol. 2(1), pages 13-26, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:oul:tncr09:v:2:y:2010:i:1:p:13-26

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    Ostrom; Crawford; classification; rules; software;


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