Free/open Source Software Development

Free/open Source Software Development

eBook - 2005
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Free/Open Source Software Development gives an overview of the current research streams in the field of free and open source software development. A multitude of research approaches are used to explore free and open source software development processes, attributes of their products and the workings within the development communities. This book offers a glimpse beyond 'classical' free and open source software development, and analyzes chances and risks for cooperations with traditional organizations and the implications of this new model for areas other than software development.

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Koch (information business, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Austria) provides an overview of current research in the field of free and open source software (F/OSS) development. Contributors in software design, computer science, and examine free and open source software development from various perspectives, such as sociology, legal implications, and business models. The organization of the book reflects the different research approaches taken in the field, with sections on intensive and extensive analysis in F/OSS development and software engineering, F/OSS projects as social constructs, simulating F/OSS, development, F/OSS development integration with commercial and public organizations, and implications of the F/OSS development model. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Hershey PA : Idea Group Pub., 2005
ISBN: 9781591403708
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 v.)
Additional Contributors: Koch, Stefan


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