Free pdf book from the MIT press. What is the status of the Free and Open Source Software (F/OSS) revolution? Has the creation of software that can be freely used, modified, and redistributed transformed industry and society, as some predicted, or is this transformation still a work in progress?
Perspectives on Free and Open Source Software brings together leading analysts and researchers to address this question, examining specific aspects of F/OSS in a way that is both scientifically rigorous and highly relevant to real-life managerial and technical concerns.
Table of Contents
- Why Hackers Do What They Do
- Understanding Free Software Developers
- Economic Perspectives on Open Source
- Standing in Front of the Open Source Steamroller
- Has Open Source Software a Future?
- Open Source Software Development: Future or Fad?
- Attaining Robust Open Source Software
- Open and Closed Systems are Equivalent (That Is, in an Ideal World)
- Making Lightning Strike Twice
- Two Case Studies of Open Source Software Development: Apache and Mozilla
- Software Engineering Practices in the GNOME Project
- Incremental and Decentralized Integration in FreeBSD
- Adopting Open Source Software Engineering (OSSE) Practices by Adopting OSSE Tools
- Open Source Software Projects as “User Innovation Networks”
- An Analysis of Open Source Business Models
- The Allocation of Software Development Resources in Open Source Production Mode
- Shared Source: The Microsoft Perspective
- Open Code and Open Societies
- Legal Aspects of Free and Open Source Software
- Nonprofit Foundations and Their Role in Community-Firm Software Collaboration
- Free Science
- High Noon at OS Corral
- Libre Software Policies at the European Level
- The Open Source Paradigm Shift
Publisher: The MIT Press
File size: 2.13 MB
Number of pages: 571