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The Mainstreaming of Open Source Software and its Research Impact

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Jonathan Landau

Information Systems and Innovation Group, Department of Management, London School of Economics and Political Science, GB
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Candidate for MSc Analysis, Design and Management of Information Systems
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Abstract

In just over a decade, a vast range of research on open source software has been published in the field of Information Systems. By tracing the development of IS research on OSS and categorizing the different views and debates, this paper aims to uncover the rationalities underlying mainstream OSS research. It identifies two distinct academic perspectives on OSS and distinguishes between two phases of OSS debates and research within the literature. Discussing these phases and perspectives in turn, the paper calls for a more pronounced consideration of the wider implications of OSS - a third perspective which is noticeably missing from the current IS literature.

How to Cite: Landau, J., 2010. The Mainstreaming of Open Source Software and its Research Impact. iSCHANNEL, 5(1), pp.10–15.
Published on 01 Sep 2010.
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