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Tapping into the source: corporate involvement in open source software

Abstract : Corporate participation in open source software touches upon a number of different issues in economics and social sciences. It is, among others, a natural experiment for the private provision of a public good, for gift giving, for collective invention, for disruptive technologies, for technology outsourcing or for decentralized organizations. Little does it surprise then that academia strives to understand corporate involvement in open source software. This thesis focuses on three aspects within this vast field: the private provision of a public good, collective invention as well as outsourcing of technology. For our analysis, we use a dataset of 10,000 open source applications from Source-Forge and relate information about developers to three categories as academic, corporate or private ones.
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Jan Eilhard. Tapping into the source: corporate involvement in open source software. Economics and Finance. École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris, 2010. English. ⟨NNT : 2010ENMP0066⟩. ⟨tel-00528121⟩

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