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Motivations and Incentives of Participation in Open-Source Software (“OSS”): A Review on Extrinsic and Intrinsic Motivations and how Motivation Matters in a Digital Domain

Author:

Fjoralba Krapi

Abstract

The model of open-source software innovation is important because it guides
the understanding and the process in which explicit knowledge becomes a
public good through open innovation. Open-source software (OSS) has been
viewed as challenging to classic economic theories and other developed
models. According to the open-source model, two basic characteristics found
in the private-collective are ‘non-rivalry’ and ‘non-exclusivity’ in consumption,
meaning that innovation produced is viewed as a ‘free good’ that can be used
without any restrictions and will not devalue through distribution (Von Krogh
et al., 2006). The purpose of the review is to explore the available literature
review on how and why developers participate in the open-source software
movement, and how their contributions are viewed from different schools of
thought on a broader digital domain.

How to Cite: Krapi, F., 2020. Motivations and Incentives of Participation in Open-Source Software (“OSS”): A Review on Extrinsic and Intrinsic Motivations and how Motivation Matters in a Digital Domain. iSCHANNEL, 14(1), pp.24–27.
Published on 06 Jan 2020.
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