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Organizing for openness: six models for developer involvement in hybrid OSS projects

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Original languageEnglish
Article number17
JournalJournal of Internet Services and Applications
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2018
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Abstract

This article examines organization and governance of commercially influenced Open Source Software development communities by presenting a multiple-case study of six contemporary, hybrid OSS projects. The findings provide in-depth understanding on how to design the participatory nature of the software development process, while understanding the factors that influence the delicate balance of openness, motivations, and governance. The results lay ground for further research on how to organize and manage developer communities where needs of the stakeholders are competing, yet complementary.

Keywords

  • Community management, Governance, Hybrid open source, Open source, Software development process

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