The FLOSS History in Japan: An Ethnographic Approach

TitleThe FLOSS History in Japan: An Ethnographic Approach
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsIio, J, Hatta, M, Kazaana, K
Refereed DesignationRefereed
Secondary TitleOpenSym 2015, the 11th International Symposium on Open Collaboration
Date Published08/2015

This paper reports an overview of the Internet history project
which especially focuses on Free / Libre / Open-Source Software
(FLOSS) history. The project adopts an ethnographical
approach and it aims to compose a chronicle on the
growth of FLOSS history in Japan. An outcome of the
project is expected to be not only a record but a compass
for younger generations. The project has already started
and conducted several interviews. In this paper, an interim
report of our analysis based on the interviews is presented.

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