[Air-l] 1 book chapter and 7 <gulp> new papers on opensource.mit.edu

Karim R. Lakhani lakhani at MIT.EDU
Tue Jun 24 14:29:02 PDT 2003


Hello All,

I am pleased to let you know that I have loaded the following on the 
http://freesoftware.mit.edu | http://opensource.mit.edu web site:

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Book chapter
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Author: Ilkka Tuomi
Title: Networks of Innovation: Change and Meaning in the Age of the 
Internet. Oxford University Press, 2002, Ch 1.
http://opensource.mit.edu/papers/tuomi2.pdf
Abstract:
"Integrating concepts from multiple theoretical disciplines and detailed 
analyses of the evolution of Internet-related innovations (including 
computer networking, the World Wide Web and the Linux open source 
operating system), this book develops foundations for a new theoretical 
and practical understanding of innovation. It includes a detailed 
analysis of the Linux open source development model." The table of 
contents, references, and other related material is available at 
www.jrc.es/~tuomiil/moreinfo.html

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Papers
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Paper 1
Authors: Stefano Comino and Fabio M. Manenti
Title: Open Source vs Closed Source Software: Public Policies in the
Software Market
http://opensource.mit.edu/papers/cominomanenti.pdf
Abstract:
This paper analyses the impact of public policies supporting open
source software (OSS). Users can be divided between those who know
about the existence of OSS, the ”informed” adopters, and the 
”uninformed” ones; the presence of uniformed users yields to market 
failures that justify government intervention. We study three policies: 
i) mandatory adoption, when government forces public agencies, schools
and universities to adopt OSS, ii) information campaign, when the
government informs the uninformed users about the existence and the 
characteristics of OSS and, iii) subsidisation, when consumers are payed 
a subsidy when adopting OSS. We show that the second policy enhances
welfare, the third is always welfare decreasing while mandatory adoption
can be either good or bad for society depending on the number of
informed and uninformed adopters. We extend the model to the presence
of network effects and we show that strong externalities require
”drastic” policies.

Paper 2
Author:  Walt Scacchi
Title: Open EC/B: A Case Study in Electronic Commerce and Open Source 
Software Development
http://opensource.mit.edu/papers/scacchi1.pdf
Abstract:
This study investigates how to understand and transform an 
organizational system for internal or external operations using Open 
Source E-Commerce or E-Business capabilities. The objective is to 
identify and characterize the organizational resources and development 
capabilities that lie at the center of the initiative.

Paper 3
Author:  Walt Scacchi
Title: Open Acquisition: Combining Open Source Software Development with 
System Acquisition
http://opensource.mit.edu/papers/scacchi2.pdf
Abstract:
This study explores and develops concepts leading to the combination of 
best practices from open source software development (OSSD) projects 
with emerging capabilities for virtual system acquisition. Virtual 
system acquisition is an evolving approach to demonstrate significant 
improvements in reducing the cost and cycle time for acquiring 
software-intensive systems, while improving their quality. It employs 
techniques from electronic government applications together with those 
from OSSD.

Paper 4
Author: Chris Jensen and Walt Scacchi
Title: Simulating an Automated Approach to Discovery and Modeling of 
Open Source Software Development Processes
http://opensource.mit.edu/papers/jensenscacchi.pdf
Abstract:
This paper describes a new approach to process discovery that examines 
the Internet information spaces of open source software development 
projects. Such knowledge can then be employed to determine the 
requirements and design of automated process discovery and modeling 
mechanisms that can be applied to Web-based open source software 
development projects

Paper 5
Author: Margaret Elliott and Walt Scacchi
Title: Free Software Development: A Case Study of Software Development 
in a Virtual Organizational Culture
http://opensource.mit.edu/papers/eliottscacchi.pdf
Abstract:
This study examines how organizational cultural beliefs and values of a 
free software virtual organization influence software development 
processes. This study shows how these beliefs and values are manifested 
in software development methods, artifacts, and tool choice, as well as 
how dispersed developers cooperate and resolve conflict in a virtual 
community.

Paper 6
Author: Walt Scacchi
Date: April 2003
Title: Understanding Free/Open Source Software Evolution: Applying, 
Breaking and Rethinking the Laws of Software Evolution
http://opensource.mit.edu/papers/scacchi3.pdf
Abstract:
This study examines whether the evolution of open source software 
conforms to the laws of software evolution that have been in development 
for more than 30 years. Given evidence and data that may not conform, it 
becomes necessary to consider how the laws and theory might be revamped 
to better account for the data that characterizes both conventional 
closed source software and F/OSS system evolution.

Paper 7
Author:  Walt Scacchi
Title: Free/Open Source Software Development Practices in the Computer 
Game Community
http://opensource.mit.edu/papers/scacchi4.pdf
Abstract:
This paper provides results from empirical studies that begin to outline 
some of the processes and practices for how F/OSS systems are developed 
in different communities. Examples drawn from the world of computer 
games reveal how processes and practices for the development and 
propagation of F/OSS technology are intertwined and mutually situated to 
benefit those motivated to use and contribute to it.

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Karim R. Lakhani
MIT Sloan School of Management
&
The Boston Consulting Group, Strategy Practice Initiative
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