Applying Elinor Ostrom’s Rule Classification Framework to the Analysis of Open Source Software Commons
Transnational Corporations Review, Vol. 2, No. 1, p. 13, 2010
14 Pages Posted: 12 Mar 2012
Date Written: 2010
This research investigates the utility of Ostrom and Crawford’s rule classification framework (elaborated in Understanding Institutional Diversity) in the systematic study of rule systems in a set of relatively complex open source projects and their overarching non-profit foundation. Using this framework, Rule configurations are described for the overall Open Source Geospatial Foundation and for each of seven associated geospatial projects.
Keywords: Ostrom, Crawford, classification, rules, software
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