Free and Open-Source Software is not an Emerging Property but Rather the Result of Studied Design

@article{Magrassi2010FreeAO,
  title={Free and Open-Source Software is not an Emerging Property but Rather the Result of Studied Design},
  author={Paolo Magrassi},
  journal={CoRR},
  year={2010},
  volume={abs/1012.5625}
}
Free and open source software (FOSS) is considered by many, along with Wikipedia, the proof of an ongoing paradigm shift from hierarchically-managed and market-driven production of knowledge to heterarchical, collaborative and commons-based production styles. In such perspective, it has become common place to refer to FOSS as a manifestation of collective intelligence where deliverables and artefacts emerge by virtue of mere cooperation, with no need for supervising leadership. The paper argues… CONTINUE READING

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