Toward an understanding of the motivation of open source software developers

@article{Ye2003TowardAU,
  title={Toward an understanding of the motivation of open source software developers},
  author={Yunwen Ye and Kouichi Kishida},
  journal={25th International Conference on Software Engineering, 2003. Proceedings.},
  year={2003},
  pages={419-429}
}
  • Y. Ye, K. Kishida
  • Published 3 May 2003
  • Computer Science
  • 25th International Conference on Software Engineering, 2003. Proceedings.
An Open Source Software (OSS) project is unlikely to be successful unless there is an accompanied community that provides the platform for developers and users to collaborate. [...] Key Method Our theory is grounded in the learning theory of Legitimate Peripheral Participation, and is supported by analyzing the social structure of OSS communities and the co-evolution between OSS systems and communities. We also discuss practical implications of our theory for creating and maintaining sustainable OSS communities…Expand
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