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The mysteries of open source software: black and white and red all over*?

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dc.contributor.author Fitzgerald, Brian
dc.contributor.author Agerfalk, Par J.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-23T11:25:51Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-23T11:25:51Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.citation Fitzgerald, B. 2005 " The mysteries of open source software: black and white and red all over*? (HICSS-38 '05); en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/2202
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Open Source Software (OSS) has attracted enormous media and research attention since the term was coined in February 1998. The concept itself is founded on the paradoxical premise that software source code—the ‘crown jewels’ for many proprietary software companies—should be provided freely to anyone who wishes to see it. Given this fundamental initial paradox, it is perhaps hardly surprising that the OSS concept is characterised by contradictions, paradoxes and tensions throughout. In this paper we focus specifically on the following issues in relation to OSS: the cathedral v. bazaar development approach; collectivism v. individualism, the bitter strife within the OSS community itself (OSS v. OSS), and between OSS and the Free Software Foundation (OSS v. FSF); whether OSS represents a paradigm shift in the software industry; whether the software is truly open—the Berkeley Conundrum, as we have termed it here; whether OSS truly is high quality software; and whether OSS is a ‘one size fits all,’ representing the future model for all software development. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher IEEE Computer Society en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Proceedings of the 38th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences - (HICSS-38 '05);
dc.rights “© 2005 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.” en_US
dc.subject open source software en_US
dc.subject concept en_US
dc.subject contradictions en_US
dc.subject paradoxes en_US
dc.subject tensions en_US
dc.title The mysteries of open source software: black and white and red all over*? en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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