Perspectives on Free and Open Source Software

Perspectives on Free and Open Source Software

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

Book Details

Author(s): Joseph Feller, Brian Fitzgerald, Scott A. Hissam and Karim R. Lakhani.
Publisher: The MIT Press
Format(s): PDF
File size: 2.13 MB
Number of pages: 571
Link: Download.

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