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Open Source aus ökonomischer Sicht — Zu den institutionellen Rahmenbedingungen einer spenderkompatiblen Rentensuche

Rent-seekers and donators in open source — The institutional foundations of their symbiotic co-existence

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Abstract

The analysis focuses on the basic institutional mechanisms governing open source software development. It explains why these institutional mechanisms enable rent-seeking without crowding out donative behavior. The “symbiotic” institutional arrangements translate into an ability to attract contributors with heterogeneous motivations.

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Franck, E. Open Source aus ökonomischer Sicht — Zu den institutionellen Rahmenbedingungen einer spenderkompatiblen Rentensuche. Wirtschaftsinf 45, 527–532 (2003). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03250917

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Keywords

  • open source software
  • General Public License
  • property rights
  • rent-seeking
  • donative behavior
  • crowding out
  • peer review