Transition of governance in a mature open software source community : evidence from the Debian case

B.M. Sadowski, G. Sadowski - Rasters, G.M. Duysters

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As open source software (OSS) communities mature, they have to introduce a variety of governance mechanisms to manage the participation of their members and to coordinate the launch of new releases. The Debian community introduced new mechanisms of informal administrative control based on a constitution, elected leaders, and used interactive communication channels. We show that these control mechanisms were introduced as a response to emerging innovative opportunities due to the usage of source packages and to the need to build a responsive organization within the Debian OSS community.
Originele taal-2Engels
Pagina's (van-tot)323-332
Aantal pagina's10
TijdschriftInformation Economics and Policy
Volume20
Nummer van het tijdschrift4
DOI's
StatusGepubliceerd - 2008

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software
communication
Open source software
Governance
participation
Control mechanism
Governance mechanisms
Communication channels
Participation
Constitution

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Transition of governance in a mature open software source community : evidence from the Debian case. / Sadowski, B.M.; Sadowski - Rasters, G.; Duysters, G.M.

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