Contrasting Community Building in Sponsored and Community Founded Open Source Projects

@article{West2005ContrastingCB,
  title={Contrasting Community Building in Sponsored and Community Founded Open Source Projects},
  author={Joel West and Siobhan O'Mahony},
  journal={Proceedings of the 38th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences},
  year={2005},
  pages={196c-196c}
}
Prior characterizations of open source projects have been based on the model of a community-founded project. More recently, a second model has emerged, where organizations spinout internally developed code to a public forum. Based on field work on open source projects, we compare the lifecycle differences between these two models. We identify problems unique to spinout projects, particularly in attracting and building an external community. We illustrate these issues with a feasibility analysis… CONTINUE READING

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