Hidden Software and Veiled Value Creation: Illustrations from Server Software Usage
Evolving Collaboration, Dependencies, and Use in the Rust Open Source Software Ecosystem
- Computer Science
Open-source software (OSS) is widely spread in industry, research, and government. OSS represents an effective development model because it harnesses the decentralized efforts of many developers in a…
Online cooperation and peer production
From Open Source Software to Wikipedia, peer production involves hundreds of thousands of contributors worldwide. It is an important source of value creation in the most competitive sectors of…
The Geography of Open Source Software: Evidence from GitHub
- EconomicsTechnological Forecasting and Social Change
The State of Open Source Server Software
The study assembles new data to construct a census of worldwide web server use across the globe. We document a large concentration of investment in the United States, and a wide dispersion across…
Adding Sparkle to Social Coding: An Empirical Study of Repository Badges in the npm Ecosystem
- Computer Science2018 IEEE/ACM 40th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE)
A large-scale, mixed-methods empirical study of npm packages finds that non-trivial badges, which display the build status, test coverage, and up-to-dateness of dependencies, are mostly reliable signals, correlating with more tests, better pull requests, and fresher dependencies.
Big Data Investment, Skills, and Firm Value
- EconomicsManag. Sci.
Analysis of how labor market factors have shaped early returns on big data investment using a new data source---the LinkedIn skills database--- underscores the importance of geography, corporate investment, and skill acquisition channels for explaining productivity growth differences during the spread of new information technology innovations.
Crowdsourced Digital Goods and Firm Productivity: Evidence from Open Source Software
As crowdsourced digital goods become more widely available and more frequently used as key inputs by firms, understanding the impact they have on productivity becomes of critical importance. This…
Open Source Software and Firm Productivity
- Computer Science, BusinessManag. Sci.
As open source software (OSS) is increasingly used as a key input by firms, understanding its impact on productivity becomes critical. This study measures the firm-level productivity impact of…
The ownership of digital infrastructure: Exploring the deployment of software libraries in a digital innovation cluster
- Computer Science
The findings show that libraries owned by big-tech companies, product vendors, and communities coexist; that the deployment ofbig-tech libraries is unaffected by the scale of the deploying start-up; and that context evolution paths are consequential for library deployment.
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The availability of commercial quality, free software products such as the Apache HTTP (web) server or the Linux operating system has focused significant attention on the open source development…
The Comingled Code: Open Source and Economic Development
Discussions of the economic impact of open source software often generate more heat than light. Advocates passionately assert the benefits of open source while critics decry its effects. Missing from…
Innovation by User Communities: Learning From Open-Source Software
- Computer Science
The ability of user communities to develop and sustain exceedingly complex products without any manufacturer involvement is remarkable, according to von Hippel, who identifies the conditions that favor user innovation and explores how circumstances evolve.
All Are Not Equal: An Examination of the Economic Returns to Different Forms of Participation in Open Source Software Communities
- EconomicsInf. Syst. Res.
This paper draws upon theories of signaling and job matching to hypothesize that participants who possess “proof” of their skills in OSS projects are financially rewarded for their activities in the labor market.
Economic growth in the information age
The relentless decline in the prices of information technology (IT) has steadily enhanced the role of IT investment as a source of economic growth in the United States. Productivity growth in…
How Open Source Software Works: 'Free' User-to-User Assistance?
- Computer Science
It is found that the Apache field support system functions effectively and that, when the help system is partitioned into its component tasks, 98% of the effort expended by information providers in fact returns direct learning benefits to those providers.
Is the Internet a US invention?—an economic and technological history of computer networking
Information Technologies and Business Value: An Analytic and Empirical Investigation
- BusinessInf. Syst. Res.
This paper proposes and test a new process-oriented methodology for ex post measurement to audit IT impacts on a strategic business unit SBU or profit center's performance and shows significant positive impacts of IT at the intermediate level.
The Information Technology Productivity Paradox Revisited: A Theoretical and Empirical Investigation in the Manufacturing Sector
The lack of empirical support for the positive economic impact of information technology (IT) has been called the IT productivity paradox. Even though output measurement problems have often been held…
The economics of open source software for a competitive firm
- Computer Science, Economics
Traditional economic analysis is used to identify the costs and benefits to firms of using open source rather than proprietary solutions, particularly in the case of the firm releasing code to the world when not obliged to do so.