[Air-L] user generated content, motivation to post

Giorgos Cheliotis gcheliotis.lists at gmail.com
Wed Feb 3 23:10:25 PST 2010

Wow, many great references, thanks to everyone who posted thus far. The
literature on the topic is extensive, but in my work I find that all too
often open source (a 'functional' good) and open content (a 'cultural' good)
are lumped together. I tried to sketch out their differences w.r.t.
motivations and consequences for organization and licensing in this article
I published last year:

>From open source to open content: Organization, licensing and decision
processes in open cultural production
Decision Support Systems, Volume 47, Issue 3, June 2009, Pages 229-244
Giorgos Cheliotis

Also relevant is the work by Bob Kraut and his team at CMU on motivations to
contribute to online communities. 


Giorgos Cheliotis
Assistant Professor
Communications and New Media
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
National University of Singapore 

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