Between IPRs and Public-Funded Research: Is a Community just a "Fancy" Science?

@inproceedings{Rullani2009BetweenIA,
  title={Between IPRs and Public-Funded Research: Is a Community just a "Fancy" Science?},
  author={Francesco Rullani},
  year={2009}
}
The study of social institutions producing and disseminating knowledge has mainly concentrated on two main concepts: science and technology. This paper examines a recent social institution that seems not to resemble either of the other two; that is, knowledge-intensive communities, where individuals freely exchange knowledge through information and communication technology. Using Free/Libre/Open Source Software (FLOSS) as an example, I develop a model where this phenomenon is compared to… CONTINUE READING

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