Special Journal Issue: The Unstoppable Rise of Open Source

Oldenbourg Verlag just published a special issue on open source that I edited. Titled “the unstoppable rise of open source” it provides a five-article overview of open source past, present, and future.

Please read my introduction to “the unstoppable rise of open source” and any of the papers provided in the special issue—naturally, I ensured that they are accessible open access (for free) to readers.

The reference to the special issue is it – Information Technology, Volume 55, Issue 5 (Oct 2013). To make life easy, I’m providing the table of contents here as well:

  1. Trends in Free, Libre, Open Source Software Communities: From Volunteers to Companies by Gonzalez-Barahona, Jesus M. / Robles, Gregorio. Page 173: (Original link, local copy)
  2. Community and Commercial Strategies in Open Source Software by Wasserman, Anthony I. Page 181: (Original link, local copy)
  3. Open Source Community Processes: Implications on Micro and Macro Level by Koch, Stefan. Page 189: (Original link, local copy)
  4. Open Source Engineering Processes Mauerer, Wolfgang / Jaeger, Michael C. Page 196: (Original link, local copy)
  5. Career in Open Source? Relevant Competencies for Successful Open Source Developers by Kimmelmann, Nicole. Page 204: (Original link, local copy)

Enjoy!

Organizational Design and Engineering

Most readers of this blog are probably familiar with Conway’s Law. So named by Fred Brooks in the “Mythical Man-Month” and popularized by the saying “if you have four teams working on a compiler you will get a four-pass compiler.” This sociological observation stipulates that the social architecture of a corporation i.e. its organizational hierarchy determines the technical architecture of its products. My industry experience supports this observation and I made fun of it as early (for me) as 1996.

Now Rodrigo Magalhaes and Antonio Rito Silva of Technical University of Lisbon are expanding this and related observations into a full-blown research area called “organizational design and engineering”. You are invited to submit to and participate in

I’ll be helping as member of the IWODE ’09 program committee and as a member of the IJODE editorial board. Please find appended the Call for Papers for IWODE ’09 as a PDF file.

International Journal of Open Source Software & Processes

I’m a founding member and associate editor of the International Journal of Open Source Software & Processes. Please consider submitting a paper to this new journal, call for papers appended.

CALL FOR PAPERS

International Journal of Open Source Software & Processes (IJOSSP)

An Official Publication of the Information Resources Management Association – New in 2009

www.igi-global.com/ijossp

Editor-in-Chief: Stefan Koch, Vienna University of Economics and BA, Austria

Published: Quarterly (both in Print and Electronic form)

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