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

[ 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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Related Story:
AC/OS:
Analyst: The Nature and Size of the Open Source Community
(Oct
01, 2005)