Participation in Free and Open Source Communities: An Empirical Study of Community Members' Perceptions

@inproceedings{Schofield2006ParticipationIF,
  title={Participation in Free and Open Source Communities: An Empirical Study of Community Members' Perceptions},
  author={Andrew B Schofield and Grahame S. Cooper},
  booktitle={OSS},
  year={2006}
}
Although the defining factors of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) are generally seen as the availability and accessibility of the source code, it is what these facilitate that is perhaps of more significance. Source code availability allows the sharing of code, skills, knowledge, and effort, focused on a particular piece of software under development. The result of this is the FOSS community, which although often perceived as a single group, is actually many small groups, each bound by a… CONTINUE READING

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