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Steven Weber (2004) The success of Open Source

Robertson, R.J. (2006) Steven Weber (2004) The success of Open Source. [Review]

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Book Review of Steven Weber (2004) The Success of Open Source. In The Success of Open Source, Steven Weber sets out to examine why and how the Open Source movement has survived and succeeded in its approach to software creation, ownership, and communal development despite appearing to contradict fundamental principles of modern economics. He approaches this task using the tools, techniques, and perspective of political economy, and succeeds, not only in effectively carrying out his chosen analysis, but also in presenting it in an enticing and accessible manner. The book has a clear layout, good margins, and chapters are well structured with useful sub-headings.

Item type: Review
ID code: 7545
Keywords: open source, software, software development, Computer software, Library and Information Sciences
Subjects: Science > Mathematics > Computer software
Department: Professional Services > Student Experience and Enhancement Services
Depositing user: Mr R. John Robertson
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2009 10:57
Last modified: 20 Oct 2015 20:48

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