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Open Source A Multidisciplinary Approach

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ISBN-10: 1860946658

ISBN-13: 9781860946653

Edition: 2006

Authors: Moreno Muffatto

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The first chapter gives a brief history of the open source community and the second chapter takes a close look at the relationship between intellectual property rights and software, both open source and proprietary. The next three chapters consider the who, the open source community, the how, software development both within and outside the community, and the what, open source projects and product quality. Chapters 6 and 7 focus on the different users of open source software: companies and governments respectively. These are followed by two chapters that interpret the phenomenon, first from an organizational point of view in Chapter 8 and then using the theory of complex adaptive systems in…    
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List price: $98.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Imperial College Press
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 245
Size: 6.28" wide x 8.92" long x 0.77" tall
Weight: 1.144

Michael Green is chaplain for the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics, and also teaches the evangelism module there. In addition, he is director of the Good News Initiative of the Anglican Communion Network in the United States. He formerly served as senior research fellow at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University, England, and as adviser in evangelism to the archbishops of Canterbury and York. As a pastor, evangelist, author and lecturer, he has taught and preached the New Testament for many years. His books include I Believe in the Holy Spirit and Evangelism in the Early Church.

History of Open Source
The Age of Pioneers
The Beginnings of the Open Source Movement
Recent Developments
Software and Intellectual Property Rights
What is Software?
Why Do Intellectual Property Rights Exist?
Types of IPR and How They are Applied to Software
Categories of Software
Copyright and Open Source Software Licenses
Open Source Software and Patents
The Organization of the Open Source Community
"Who" is the Open Source Community?
The Motivating Factors of Individuals and Organizations
Motivations for individuals
Motivations for organizations
Motivations for society
Organization of the Open Source Community
Software Development Models
The Software Development Process
Software Development Process Models
The Build and Fix Model
The Waterfall Model
The Iterative Development Model
The Evolutionary Model
The Prototyping Model
The Spiral Model
Classification and Comparison of the Models
The Microsoft Model: Synch and Stabilize
Comparison between Synch and Stabilize and the Open Source Software Development Process
Open Source Products and Software Quality
Open Source Software Projects
Open Source Software Products
Evaluating the Quality of Software
Evaluating Software Quality: the Capability Maturity Model
Evaluating Open Source Products
Strategies and Business Models
Evolution of the ICT Industry
Increasing Returns and the Diffusion of Open Source Products
Company Strategy Towards Open Source Software
Can Open Source Software Lead to New Business Models?
Government Policies Towards Open Source Software
Factors in Favour of Governments Adopting Open Source Software
Limiting Factors for the Adoption of Open Source Software
What Role Should Governments Play in Supporting and/or Adopting Open Source Software?
Government Policies Toward Open Source Software in Various Countries
European countries
Asian countries
American countries
New Trends in Work Organization
Work Organization: The Open Source Community versus Commercial Companies
Changes in Organizational Models
Changes in the Way People Work
Time and place
Work autonomy
Creativity, passion and quality of work
Work ethic
Towards New Organizational Models
Impact on Social Capital
Open Source as a Complex Adaptive System
Complexity and Complex Systems
What are Complex Adaptive Systems?
The Key Processes in Complex Adaptive Systems
Open Source as a Complex Adaptive System
Extension of the Concept of Openness
Peer-to-peer production
Open content
Knowledge organization
Knowledge diffusion
Peer collection
Peer accreditation
Peer production
Copyleft Applied to Non-Software Products
Creative Commons
Public Library of Science (PloS)
Other projects
Conclusions and Open Questions