Producing Open Source Software

patch's acceptance into the public project as a separate matter. Then it becomes much easier to write the contract, but you're stuck with the burden of maintaining a private patch for as long as you depend on the software, ...

Author: Karl Fogel

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596552992

Category: Computers

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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.
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Multi Disciplinary Advancement in Open Source Software and Processes

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

ISBN: 9781609605148

Category: Computers

Page: 308

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"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.
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How to Run a Successful Free Software Project Producing Open Source Software

To help you beat the odds, Karl Fogel put together this guide that recommends tried and true steps to help free software developers work together toward a common goal.

Author: Karl Fogel

Publisher:

ISBN: 1441437711

Category: Computer software

Page: 192

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The corporate market is embracing free, "open source" software, as evidenced by the 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, Karl Fogel put together this 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. *** Money raised from the sale of this book supports the development of free software and documentation.
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Open Source Software Dynamics Processes and Applications

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

ISBN: 9781466629387

Category: Computers

Page: 332

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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.
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Open Source Software New Horizons

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

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783642132445

Category: Computers

Page: 438

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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.
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Perspectives on Free and Open Source Software

Both of these forms redistribute profits to their members , which is incompatible with the goals of community - managed software projects . What unites software communities is the goal of producing open source and free software ...

Author: Joseph Feller

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262062461

Category: Computers

Page: 538

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Leading Free and Open Source software researchers and analysts consider the status of the open source revolution and its effect on industry and society.
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Handbook of Research on Open Source Software Technological Economic and Social Perspectives

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

ISBN: 9781591408925

Category: Computers

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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.
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Open Source Software for Digital Forensics

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

ISBN: 9781441958037

Category: Computers

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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.
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Open Source Software Mobile Open Source Technologies

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 [27] and Producing Open Source Software [28].

Author: Luis Corral

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783642551284

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 238

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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.
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The Janus Face of Commercial Open Source Software Communities

Producing Open Source Software . How to Run a Successful Free 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

ISBN: 8763002477

Category: Business & Economics

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Fifteen years ago, software was primarily developed either within an organizational field of voluntary open source software communities, infused with an institutional logic of technology, or, within an organizational field of commercial companies, infused with an institutional logic of capitalism. Within the organizational field of open source software, participants perceived software as a technical device, and they 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 shrouded in secrecy and wrapped in copyrights and licenses. By the end of the millennium, people from the two organizational fields began to interact with each other and, today, commercial companies are involved in activities within open source software communities in different ways. "How did people start to co-operate with the 'enemy' on software development?" is the leading question in this book. The answers are based on in-depth studies of three empirical cases showing different variations of co-operations and different ways and degrees 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 answers have not been found by just following a logic of consequentiality, where people know who they are and how to pursue their interests. Answering these questions, by contrast, has been a highly ambiguous process for many people within both fields. The process has been filled with uncertainty and emotions, and it has in varying degrees involved institutional work and interactions between many and different types of institutional actors: institutional entrepreneurs, institutional audiences and institutional leaders. This 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.
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