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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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The OSGeo Case: An Example of the Evolving OSS Ecosystem

The OSGeo Case: An Example of the Evolving OSS Ecosystem

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(p.102) (p.103) 6 The OSGeo Case: An Example of the Evolving OSS Ecosystem
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Internet Success
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Meelis Kitsing

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262017251.003.0006

This chapter presents a case study of the Open-Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo), a nonprofit organization involved in the development of open-source software (OSS) geographic information systems (GIS). It traces the history of OSGeo, including its finances and assets, and discusses the results of interviews conducted with those involved in GIS projects. In particular, the chapter places the interviewees’ responses in the context of technology, community, and institutions that drive OSS projects.

Keywords:   institutions, OSGeo, open-source software, geographic information systems, technology, community

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