Successful OSS Project Design and Implementation: Requirements, Tools, Social Designs and Reward Structures

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Hind Benbya, Nassim Belbaly
Gower Publishing, Ltd., 2011 - Business & Economics - 199 pages
The open source phenomenon has attracted an increased interest among commercial firms and governments. It is becoming one of the most influential paradigm shifts not only in software development but in social and economic value creation as well. While software development is perhaps the most prominent example of open source, its principles have now been applied across a wide range of product classes, industries and even scientific disciplines. Decision makers at different levels and in a variety of fields need to improve their understanding of the factors that contribute to the Open Source Software (OSS) effectiveness: approaches, tools, social designs, reward structures and metrics. Successful OSS Project Design and Implementation provides a state-of-the-art analysis of OSS design principles, their emergence and success and how they are extending well beyond the domain of software.
 

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Contents

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OSS REWARDS AND INCENTIVES STRUCTURE
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A CrossLevel
87
How Far Do Informal Credits in Free Software Go?
111
OSS SUCCESS MEASUREMENT AND METRICS
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FLOSS Project Effectiveness Measures
149
A Comparison of Active
169
Index
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Hind Benbya is Associate Professor of Information Technology (IT) Management at GSCM-Montpellier Business School in France. Her research consists of designing and implementing complex IT (for example, knowledge management systems, internal knowledge markets and co-creation communities). She spent the last 7 years working with leading firms in Europe and the United States to develop theories, models, and frameworks to better understand how complex IT create value. Nassim Belbaly is Associate Professor of Information Technology Management and Dean of Academic Affairs at GSCM-Montpellier Business School, France. Before joining GSCM, he was Visiting Scholar and Principal Researcher at the Anderson Business School at UCLA, Los Angeles.

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