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Understanding Open Source Software Communities

  • Jan-Felix Schrape
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Part of the Management for Professionals book series (MANAGPROF)

Abstract

Over the last decades, open source development has become an integral part of the software industry, a key component of the innovation strategies of all major IT providers and an important vehicle to increase brand recognition. This chapter provides a systematic overview of the genesis and history of open source software development communities, their socio-economic contexts and their entrepreneurial impact.

Keywords

Software industry Collaborative production Innovation 

Notes

Acknowledgement

The research for this chapter was funded by the Hans-Böckler-Stiftung.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of StuttgartStuttgartGermany

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