Community , joining , and specialization in open source software innovation : a case study

  title={Community , joining , and specialization in open source software innovation : a case study},
  author={Georg von Krogha and Sebastian Spaetha and Karim R. Lakhanib and georg. vonkrogh},
  • Georg von Krogha, Sebastian Spaetha, +1 author georg. vonkrogh
  • Published 2003
This paper develops an inductive theory of the open source software (OSS) innovation process by focussing on the creation of Freenet, a project aimed at developing a decentralized and anonymous peer-to-peer electronic file sharing network. We are particularly interested in the strategies and processes by which new people join the existing community of software developers, and how they initially contribute code. Analyzing data from multiple sources on the Freenet software development process, we… CONTINUE READING
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