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The quality of sustainability and the nature of open source software

By Jens Böttcher

Abstract

The aim is to categorise Open Source Software as a commons based production process and resource. The definition of the commons is always accompanied by the doubt about its sustainability, the so-called "tragedy of the commons." Therefore it is worth to have a closer look on Open Source and why a "tragedy" does not appear

Topics: G610 Software Design, G600 Software Engineering
Publisher: Faculty of Technology
Year: 2005
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.lincoln.ac.uk:70

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