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Free/Open Source Software Development - Stefan Koch

Free/Open Source Software Development

Hardcover Published: 2004
ISBN: 9781591403692
Number Of Pages: 326

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"Free/Open Source Software Development" uses a multitude of research approaches to explore free and open source software development processes, attributes of their products, and the workings within the development communities.

Prefacep. vii
F/OSS Development--"Intensive Analysis"
Do Not Check in on Red: Control Meets Anarchy in Two Open Source Projectsp. 1
Analyzing the Anatomy of GNU/Linux Distributions: Methodology and Case Studies (Red Hat and Debian)p. 27
The Co-Evolution of Systems and Communities in Free and Open Source Software Developmentp. 59
F/OSS Development and Software Engineering Practices--"Extensive Analysis"
The Role of Modularity in Free/Open Source Software Developmentp. 84
A Quantitative Study of the Adoption of Design Patterns by Open Source Software Developersp. 103
F/OSS Projects as Social Constructs
Coordination and Social Structures in an Open Source Project: VideoLANp. 125
Free Software Development: Cooperation and Conflict in a Virtual Organizational Culturep. 152
Simulating F/OSS Development--"Dynamic Swarms"
Dynamical Simulation Models of the Open Source Development Processp. 174
Modeling the Free/Open Source Software Community: A Quantitative Investigationp. 203
F/OSS Development Interacting with Commercial and Public Organizations
Benefits and Pitfalls of Open Source in Commercial Contextsp. 222
Experiences Enhancing Open Source Security in the POSSE Projectp. 242
Implications of the F/OSS Development Model--"The Broad Picture"
The Impact of Open Source Development on the Social Construction of Intellectual Propertyp. 259
The Social Production of Ethics in Debian and Free Software Communities: Anthropological Lessons for Vocational Ethicsp. 273
About the Editorp. 296
About the Authorsp. 297
Indexp. 306
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ISBN: 9781591403692
ISBN-10: 1591403693
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 326
Published: 2004
Publisher: IGI Global
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.16 x 18.34  x 2.31
Weight (kg): 0.82