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Open source software is a collective term for different software licenses that give users access to the source code of the programs and thus allow them to develop the programs according to their needs. Because nobody can be excluded and because there is no rivalry in consumption, the open source...
Open source is a term for software published under licence that does not give any property rights to the developers. Recently, attempts have been made to explain open source as the result of the collaboration of purely self-interested, utility-maximizingindividuals.(...)
Die vorliegende Arbeit beschäftigt sich mit der Frage, wie kommerzielle Unternehmen die Innovationskraft von Open Source Projekten nutzen können.Als Beispiele werden Red Hat und Netscape behandelt.
Open source software production is a succesful new innovation model in which a public good is voluntarily provided. We argue that by studying this new innovation model we gain valuable insigth for innovation theory beyond software production.
Vorliegender Beitrag beschäftigt sich mit dem Verhältnis von Alltagstheorien des Managements und den Praktiken der theoretischen Forschung.
This paper discusses the problems of social dilemmas arising if intangible firmspecific pool resources have to be supplied. The problem is not treated adequately in the dominant theories of the firm, transaction cost economics and the knowledge-based theory.(...)
Open source software production is a highly successful innovation model. But it is, by far, not a singular case but rather one example of "virtual communities of innovation". The purpose of this paper is to inquire under which conditions the new innovation model might work in general...