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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.

Synopsis:

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:

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262062466
Editor:
Feller, Joseph
Editor:
Fitzgerald, Brian
Editor:
Fitzgerald, Brian
Editor:
Feller, Joseph
Editor:
Hissam, Scott A.
Author:
Shirky, Clay
Author:
Feller, Joseph
Author:
Lakhani, Karim R.
Author:
Cusumano, Michael
Author:
Hissam, Scott A.
Author:
Fitzgerald, Brian
Editor:
Hissam, Scott A.
Publisher:
The MIT Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Programming - Software Development
Subject:
Computer software
Subject:
Shareware (Computer software)
Subject:
Computer Science
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20050601
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
570
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Computers and Internet » Software Engineering » Open Source

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