This paper maintains that the nature of conventions and social contracts among the software developing community have been decisive in the open source software development. It will be explained that purposeful design has played a minor role in the overall success of open source projects, such as Linux operating system.
|Place of Publication||København|
|Publisher||Institut for Industriøkonomi og Virksomhedsstrategi, Handelshøjskolen i København|
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - May 2001|
|Series||Working Paper / Department of Industrial Economics and Strategy. Copenhagen Business School|