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Internet SuccessA Study of Open-Source Software Commons$
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Charles M. Schweik and Robert C. English

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780262017251

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262017251.001.0001

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Thinking about Part III: A Review of Our Empirical Research

Thinking about Part III: A Review of Our Empirical Research

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(p.281) 12 Thinking about Part III: A Review of Our Empirical Research
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Internet Success
Author(s):

Charles M. Schweik

Robert C. English

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262017251.003.0012

This study was motivated by the power of openness in combination with the Internet’s global reach and the potential of open-source software (OSS) to understand online collaboration. It looked at theoretical factors that might be important for success or abandonment of OSS projects, and examined success and abandonment in the initiation stage and growth stage of project development. The study analyzed 2006 data from SourceForge.net and The Survey on Free/Libre and Open-Source Success to assess success and abandonment.

Keywords:   openness, Internet, open-source software, online collaboration, success, abandonment, initiation stage, growth stage, SourceForge.net

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