The Quality of Open Source Production : Zealots and Good Samaritans in the Case of Wikipedia

@inproceedings{Anthony2007TheQO,
  title={The Quality of Open Source Production : Zealots and Good Samaritans in the Case of Wikipedia},
  author={Denise L. Anthony and Sean W. Smith and Tim Williamson},
  year={2007}
}
New forms of production based in electronic technology, such as open-source and opencontent production, convert private commodities (typically software) into essentially public goods. A number of studies find that, like in other collective goods, incentives for reputation and group identity motivate contributions to open source goods, thereby overcoming the social dilemma inherent in producing such goods. In this paper we examine how contributor motivations affect the quality of contributions… CONTINUE READING
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