The Political Economy of Open Source

TitleThe Political Economy of Open Source
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsWeber, S
Date PublishedJune

The paper describes the open source process and characterizes more fully the economic, technological, and social systems that together constitute this distinct mode of production. The paper explains the open source process, by answering three questions about individual motivations, coordination, and complexity using a compoud argument of microfoundations, economic logic, and social/political structure.

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