Become a Reviewer

Reading: Open Source Software: Ideology, Self Interest and the Crowd

Download

A- A+
Alt. Display

Research

Open Source Software: Ideology, Self Interest and the Crowd

Author:

Tinesh Babu

Information Systems and Innovation Group, Department of Management, London School of Economics and Political Science, GB
About Tinesh
MSc Analysis, Design and Management of Information Systems
X close

Abstract

Researchers have tried to analyse and represent the organisation and development within the Open Source Software (OSS) realm using various socio-technical models. In this literature review, I have tried to compare and contrast these various models. Also, this literature review looks into various reasons that have been proposed by researchers for the motivation of individual programmers to contribute towards OSS. This paper attempts to compare how both ideology and self-interest act as a motivating factor for contribution. With private companies participating and investing heavily in Open Source projects, I try to identify their motivation and benefits from participating in OSS projects by looking into past studies in this area.

How to Cite: Babu, T., 2012. Open Source Software: Ideology, Self Interest and the Crowd. iSCHANNEL, 6(1), pp.24–27.
Published on 06 Aug 2012.
Peer Reviewed

Downloads

  • PDF (EN)