How Free Software Developers Work: The Mobilization of 'Distant Communities'
16 Pages Posted: 17 Nov 2008
Date Written: July 2006
We analyze the question of the incitations for a developer to participate to FLOSS (Free-Libre-Open Source Software) development. We have interviewed some French developers and personalities advocating this form of development (FLOSS "figures"). Our goal was to determine their motivations, the relative importance of these motivation, and the characteristics of people involved in such projects.
Keywords: FLOSS, incentives, developers, production organization.
JEL Classification: O31, M54, L86
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