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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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    Abstract

    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
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      Depositing user: Mr R. John Robertson
      Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2009 10:57
      Last modified: 05 Sep 2014 13:10
      URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/7545

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