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AC/OS: Analyst: (More On) Defining Successful Open Source Communities

Oct 02, 2005, 01:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Asay)

[ Thanks to Matt Asay for this link. ]

"Audris Mockus (Avaya Labs), Roy Fielding (eBuilt), and James Herbsleb (Bell Laboratories) have posted interesting research on how open source development communities work, using Apache and Mozilla to frame hypotheses of successful open source projects. You can find the paper--'Two Case Studies of Open Source Software Development: Apache and Mozilla'--here. It's worth a read, especially if you're a commercial entity (or a VC investing in such) looking to build an open source community around your company's project..."

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