"Constructing the users" in open source software development: An interpretive case study of user participation

@article{Iivari2009ConstructingTU,
  title={"Constructing the users" in open source software development: An interpretive case study of user participation},
  author={Netta Iivari},
  journal={IT & People},
  year={2009},
  volume={22},
  pages={132-156}
}
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to report findings from an interpretive case study on user participation in the open source software (OSS) development context. Design/methodology/approach – Through an empirical, interpretive case study and a literature review utilising the metaphor of text in the analysis, this paper provides a refined conceptualisation of user participation in OSS development. Findings – The paper reveals that different kinds of meanings have been attached to users and… CONTINUE READING

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