Free/open Source Software Development (Google eBook)

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Stefan Koch
Idea Group Inc (IGI), 2005 - Computers - 309 pages
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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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Contents

Do Not Check in on Red Control Meets Anarchy in Two Open Source Projects
1
Analyzing the Anatomy of GNULinux Distributions Methodology and Case Studies Red Hat and Debian
27
The CoEvolution of Systems and Communities in Free and Open Source Software Development
59
FOSS Development and Software Engineering Practices Extensive Analysis
83
The Role of Modularity in FreeOpen Source Software Development
84
A Quantitative Study of the Adoption of Design Patterns by Open Source Software Developers
103
FOSS Projects as Social Constructs
124
Coordination and Social Structures in as Open Source Project VideoLAN
125
Modeling the FreeOpen Source Software Community A Quantitative Investigation
203
FOSS Development Interacting with Commercial and Public Organizations
221
Benefits and Pitfalls of Open Source in Commercial Contexts
222
Experiences Enhancing Open Source Security in the POSSE Project
242
Implications of the FOSS Development Model The Broad Picture
258
The Impact of Open Source Development on the Social Construction of Intellectual Property
259
The Social Production of Ethics in Debian and Free Software Communities Anthropological Lessons for Vocational Ethics
273
About the Editor
296

Free Software Development Cooperation and Conflict in a Virtual Organizational Culture
152
Simulating FOSS Development Dynamic Swarms
173
Dynamical Simulation Models of the Open Source Development Process
174
About the Authors
297
Index
306
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Stefan Koch is Assistant Professor of Information Business at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration. He received a MBA in Management Information Systems from Vienna University and Vienna Technical University, and a Ph.D. from Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration. Currently he is involved in the undergraduate and graduate teaching program, especially in software project management and ERP packages. His research interests include cost estimation for software projects, the free/open source development model, software process improvement, the evaluation of benefits from information systems and ERP systems.

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