Collaboration, peer review and open source software

@article{Johnson2006CollaborationPR,
  title={Collaboration, peer review and open source software},
  author={Justin P. Johnson},
  journal={Information Economics and Policy},
  year={2006},
  volume={18},
  pages={477-497}
}
Open source software development may be superior to proprietary development because the open source organizational form naturally minimizes transactions costs associated with privately distributed information. This manifests itself in the ability of open source communities to encourage critical peer review and the sharing of ideas. When these activities are important, the open source organizational form may do better than a proprietary organizational form. My results suggest why open source is… CONTINUE READING
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