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

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Meelis Kitsing

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Charlies M. Schweik

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Date Written: 2010

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Kitsing, Meelis and Schweik, Charles M., Applying Elinor Ostrom’s Rule Classification Framework to the Analysis of Open Source Software Commons (2010). Transnational Corporations Review, Vol. 2, No. 1, p. 13, 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2019697

Meelis Kitsing

University of Massachusetts Amherst ( email )

Department of Operations and Information Managemen
Amherst, MA 01003
United States

Charles M. Schweik (Contact Author)

University of Massachusetts Amherst ( email )

Department of Operations and Information Managemen
Amherst, MA 01003
United States

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