The corporate market is now embracing free, "open source" software like never before, as evidenced by the recent success of the technologies underlying LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP). Each is the result of a publicly collaborative process among numerous developers who volunteer their time and energy to create better software. The truth is, however, that the overwhelming majority of free software projects fail. To help you beat the odds, O'Reilly has put together Producing Open Source Software, a guide that recommends tried and true steps to help free software developers work together toward a common goal. Not just for developers who are considering starting their own free software project, this book will also help those who want to participate in the process at any level. The book tackles this very complex topic by distilling it down into easily understandable parts. Starting with the basics of project management, it details specific tools used in free software projects, including version control, IRC, bug tracking, and Wikis. Author Karl Fogel, known for his work on CVS and Subversion, offers practical advice on how to set up and use a range of tools in combination with open mailing lists and archives. He also provides several chapters on the essentials of recruiting and motivating developers, as well as how to gain much-needed publicity for your project. While managing a team of enthusiastic developers -- most of whom you've never even met -- can be challenging, it can also be fun. Producing Open Source Software takes this into account, too, as it speaks of the sheer pleasure to be had from working with a motivated team of free software developers.
producing open source software Karl Fogel HOW TO RUN A SUCCESSFUL FREE SOFTWARE PROJECT Beijing • Cambridge • Köln • London • Paris • Sebastopol • Taipei • Tokyo Producing Open Source Software by Karl Fogel Copyright © 2006.
Author: Karl Fogel
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
"This book reviews the development, design, and use of free and open source software, providing relevant topics of discussion for programmers, as well as researchers in human-computer studies, online and virtual collaboration, and e-learning"--Provided by publisher.
Dahlander and Magnusson (2005) underline that firms producing proprietary software for commercial purposes may also benefit from the activity of the surrounding communities producing open source software solutions.
Author: Koch, Stefan
Publisher: IGI Global
Can open source software—software that is usually available without charge and that individuals are free to modify—survive against the fierce competition of proprietary software, such as Microsoft Windows? Should the government intervene on its behalf? This book addresses a host of issues raised by the rapid growth of open source software, including government subsidies for research and development, government procurement policy, and patent and copyright policy. Contributors offer diverse perspectives on a phenomenon that has become a lightning rod for controversy in the field of information technology. Contributors include James Bessen (Research on Innovation), David S. Evans (National Economic Research Associates), Lawrence Lessig (Stanford University), Bradford L. Smith (Microsoft Corporation), and Robert W. Hahn (director, AEI-Brookings Joint Center).
And more important , increasing the ability to capture the value of innovation does not necessarily increase the incentive to innovate.18 Parallels The system of production that produces open source and free software is not an exception ...
Author: Robert W. Hahn
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
The innovative process of open source software is led in greater part by the end-users; therefore this aspect of open source software remains significant beyond the realm of traditional software development. Open Source Software Dynamics, Processes, and Applications is a multidisciplinary collection of research and approaches on the applications and processes of open source software. Highlighting the development processes performed by software programmers, the motivations of its participants, and the legal and economic issues that have been raised; this book is essential for scholars, students, and practitioners in the fields of software engineering and management as well as sociology.
3-21). Fleming, L., & David, M.W. (2007). Brokerage, boundary spanning and leadership in open innovation communities. Organization Science, 18(2), 165–180. doi:10.1287/ orsc.1060.0242 Fogel, K. (2006). Producing open source software.
Author: Koch, Stefan
Publisher: IGI Global
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6th International IFIP WG 2.13 Conference on Open Source Systems, OSS 2010, held in Notre Dame, IN, USA, in May/June 2010. The 23 revised full papers presented together with 17 short papers, 5 workshop abstracts and 4 panel descriptions were carefully reviewed and selected from 51 submissions. The papers reflect the international communities of active OSS researchers and present a broad range of perspectives on open source systems ranging from software engineering through organizational issues to law.
6th International IFIP WG 2.13 Conference on Open Source Systems, OSS 2010, Notre Dame, IN, USA, May 30 - June 2, 2010, Proceedings Pär J. Ågerfalk, Cornelia Boldyreff, ... Fogel, K.: Producing open source software, 1st edn., pp. 60–79.
Author: Pär J. Ågerfalk
This handbook of research is one of the few texts to combine Open Source Software (OSS) in public and private sector activities into a single reference source. It examines how the use of OSS affects practices in society, business, government, education, and law.
Relationships between open source software companies and communities: Observations from Nordic firms. Research Policy, 34, 481-493. Fogel, K. (2006). Producing open source software: How to run a successful free software project.
Author: St.Amant, Kirk
Publisher: IGI Global
Open Source Software for Digital Forensics is the first book dedicated to the use of FLOSS (Free Libre Open Source Software) in computer forensics. It presents the motivations for using FLOSS applications as tools for collection, preservation and analysis of digital evidence in computer and network forensics. It also covers extensively several forensic FLOSS tools, their origins and evolution. Open Source Software for Digital Forensics is based on the OSSCoNF workshop, which was held in Milan, Italy, September 2008 at the World Computing Congress, co-located with OSS 2008. This edited volume is a collection of contributions from researchers and practitioners world wide. Open Source Software for Digital Forensics is designed for advanced level students and researchers in computer science as a secondary text and reference book. Computer programmers, software developers, and digital forensics professionals will also find this book to be a valuable asset.
We developed our project in an Open Source environment, using a collaborative methodology. ... Producing Open Source Software: How to Run a Successful Free Software Project-Karl Fogel – O'Reilly - Paperback 2005 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.
Author: Ewa Huebner
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 10th International IFIP WG 2.13 Conference on Open Source Systems, OSS 2014, held in San José, Costa Rica, in May 2014. The 16 revised full papers and 16 short papers presented together with 5 poster papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 61 submissions. They have been organized in the following topical sections: open source visualization and reporting; open source in business modeling; open source in mobile and web technologies; open source in education and research; development processes of open source products; testing and assurance of open source projects; and global impact on open source communities and development. The last section consists of five case studies and demonstrations of open source projects.
10th IFIP WG 2.13 International Conference on Open Source Systems, OSS 2014, San José, Costa Rica, May 6-9, 2014, ... Lectures were based on materials from The Cathedral and the Bazaar  and Producing Open Source Software .
Author: Luis Corral
Category: Business & Economics
Fifteen years ago software was primarily developed either within an organizational field of voluntary open source software communities or within an organizational field of commercial companies. Within the organizational field of open source software, participants looked upon themselves as programmers and users modifying and sharing codes, making them available to everyone for free. Within the field of commercial companies, managers and employees perceived software as a commodity that could be bought and sold, and the development of the software was wrapped in copyrights and licenses. Today, commercial companies are involved in activities within open source software communities in many different ways. How did people start to co-operate with the enemy on software development is the leading question in the book. The answers are based on in-depth studies of three empirical cases showing different variations of successful co-operation. In all three cases the development has raised serious identity questions like: Who am I? Who are my friends and enemies? And what is the right thing for me to do in the future? The book is for everyone interested in software development and/or open innovation processes and will be of particular interest for organizational scholars as it draws heavily on sociological concepts like institutional logics, institutional work and institutional actors.
Producing Open Source Software . How to Run a Successful Software Project . Beijing : O'Reilly . Friedland , R. and Alford , R. R. ( 1991 ) . Bringing Society Back . In : Symbols , Practices , and Institutional Contradictions .
Author: Ann Westenholz
Publisher: Copenhagen Business School Press DK
Category: Business & Economics
Open Source Archaeology: Ethics and Practice' brings together authors and researchers in the field of open-source archaeology, defined as encompassing the ethical imperative for open public access to the results of publicly-funded research; practical solutions to open-data projects; open-source software applications in archaeology; public information sharing projects in archaeology; open-GIS; and the open-context system of data management and sharing. This edited volume is designed to discuss important issues around open access to data and software in academic and commercial archaeology, as well as to summarise both the current state of theoretical engagement, and technological development in the field of open-archaeology. Ben Edwards Ben Edwards was trained in archaeology at the University of Durham, achieving his BA, MA and PhD. His first commercial work was for Archaeological Services, Durham University, before moving on to become a Lecturer in Archaeological Practice at the University of Liverpool, where he taught for three years. During this time Ben began his project management work, undertaking both commercial and research excavations, and survey projects. His teaching (archaeological practice and heritage management) proved to be an excellent basis from which to develop his professional expertise. Ben now lectures at Manchester Metropolitan University in Archaeology and Heritage. He currently researches open source software and hardware for use in the field, and advanced 3D surveying techniques. Andrew Wilson Andrew Wilson was trained in archaeology at the University of Liverpool. Upon achieving his BA at the University, Andrew moved south to study Computer Applied Archaeology at the University of Southampton, where he was awarded an MSc. Andrew returned to the University of Liverpool where he has recently completed a PhD. During this time Andrew coordinated a number of projects both in the UK and Middle East, specialising in advanced surveying techniques of archaeological remains. Working in the the School of Computer Science, Bangor University Andrew has developed his keen interest in Open data policies and ethics. This interest was the starting point for this volume.
Fogel, K. (2009), Producing open source software: How to run a successful free softwareproject. URL: http://producingoss.com Ghosh, R. A. (2005), 'Understanding free software developers: Findings from the FLOSS study', ...
Author: Andrew T. Wilson
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG