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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. The book analyzes a number of key topics: the motivation behind F/OSS; why highly skilled software developers devote large amounts of time to the creation of free products and services; the objective, empirically grounded evaluation of software — necessary to counter what one chapter author calls the steamroller of F/OSS hype; the software engineering processes and tools used in specific projects, including Apache, GNOME, and Mozilla; the economic and business models that reflect the changing relationships between users and firms, technical communities and firms, and between competitors; and legal, cultural, and social issues, including one contribution that suggests parallels between open code and open society and another that points to the need for understanding the movement's social causes and consequences.

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Leading Free and Open Source software researchers and analysts consider the status of the open source revolution and its effect on industry and society.

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andlt;Pandgt;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.The book analyzes a number of key topics: the motivation behind F/OSS — why highly skilled software developers devote large amounts of time to the creation of "free" products and services; the objective, empirically grounded evaluation of software — necessary to counter what one chapter author calls the "steamroller" of F/OSS hype; the software engineering processes and tools used in specific projects, including Apache, GNOME, and Mozilla; the economic and business models that reflect the changing relationships between users and firms, technical communities and firms, and between competitors; and legal, cultural, and social issues, including one contribution that suggests parallels between "open code" and "open society" and another that points to the need for understanding the movement's social causes and consequences.andlt;/Pandgt;

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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?

About the Author

Joseph Feller is Lecturer in Business Information Systems, University College Cork, Ireland.Brian Fitzgerald holds the Frederick A. Krehbiel II Chair in Innovation in Global Business and Technology at the University of Limerick, where he is also Vice President of Research.Scott A. Hissam is Senior Member of the Technical Staff, Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University.Karim R. Lakhani is a doctoral candidate in management at the MIT Sloan School of Management, strategy consultant with The Boston Consulting Group, and cofounder of the MIT Open Source Research Project.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262562270
Author:
Joseph Feller and Brian Fitzgerald and Scott A. Hissam and Karim R. Lakhani
Publisher:
MIT Press (MA)
Editor:
Feller, Joseph
Editor:
Hissam, Scott A.
Editor:
Fitzgerald, Brian
Author:
Lakhani, Karim R.
Author:
huff, Karim R.
Author:
Cusumano, Michael
Author:
Hissam, Scott A.
Author:
Fitzgerald, Brian
Author:
Clay
Author:
Shirky, Clay
Author:
Shirky,
Author:
Feller, Joseph
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Computer Science
Subject:
Programming - Software Development
Subject:
Computer software
Subject:
Shareware (Computer software)
Subject:
Software Development & Engineering - General
Subject:
Computer software -- Development.
Subject:
Software Engineering-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Perspectives on Free and Open Source Software
Publication Date:
March 2007
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
40 illus.
Pages:
570
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , Leading Free and Open Source software researchers and analysts consider the status of the open source revolution and its effect on industry and society.
"Synopsis" by , andlt;Pandgt;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.The book analyzes a number of key topics: the motivation behind F/OSS — why highly skilled software developers devote large amounts of time to the creation of "free" products and services; the objective, empirically grounded evaluation of software — necessary to counter what one chapter author calls the "steamroller" of F/OSS hype; the software engineering processes and tools used in specific projects, including Apache, GNOME, and Mozilla; the economic and business models that reflect the changing relationships between users and firms, technical communities and firms, and between competitors; and legal, cultural, and social issues, including one contribution that suggests parallels between "open code" and "open society" and another that points to the need for understanding the movement's social causes and consequences.andlt;/Pandgt;
"Synopsis" by , 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?
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