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Open Source Movements as a Model for Organising

Författare och institution:
Jan Ljungberg (Institutionen för informatik)
Publicerad i:
European Journal of Information Systems, 9 s. 208-216
Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig
Sammanfattning (abstract):
Open source software such as the operating system Linux has in a few years created much attention as an alternative way to develop and distribute software. Open source is to let anyone have access to the source code, so that they can modify it. Open source can be seen as a movement, where communities of highly skilled programmers collectively develop software, often of a quality that outperforms commercial proprietary software. These movements are based on virtual networking on the Internet and the web. They are loosely coupled communities kept together by strong common values related to hacker culture. Work seems to be totally distributed, delegated and loosely coupled. The highly skilled members contribute to the collective effort of free software development. In this paper the open source phenomenon is investigated from different perspectives. It is claimed that the open source movement is one key to the understanding of future forms of organizations, information work and business.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
Ekonomi och näringsliv
Open Source Software, Organization Models
Ytterligare information:
Awarded with "Best paper award" at the European Conference on Information Systems 2000 for the paper “Open Source Movements as a model for Organizing”.
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Posten skapad:
2007-09-28 13:53
Posten ändrad:
2007-09-28 14:07

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