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The Political Economy of Open Source Software

@inproceedings{Weber2000ThePE,
  title={The Political Economy of Open Source Software},
  author={S. Weber},
  year={2000}
}
The Political Economy of Open Source Software Steven Weber BRIE Working Paper 140 E-conomy Project ™ Working Paper 15 June 2000 ©Copyright 2000 by the author This is a draft, so please do not cite or quote. Comments welcome and needed! Steven Weber is Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Berkeley, California. Sweber@socrates.berkeley.edu Generous support for production of the BRIE Working Papers Series was provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. 
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