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Companies and communities in FLOSS
Companies and communities in FLOSS
Companies and communities in FLOSS
Companies and communities in FLOSS
Companies and communities in FLOSS
Companies and communities in FLOSS
Companies and communities in FLOSS
Companies and communities in FLOSS
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Companies and communities in FLOSS

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  • 1. Companies and Communities in FLOSS Introduction and General Questions Master on Free Software
  • 2. Overview ● Introduction ● General Questions ● Do we need to know this? ● How to find out ● Our playground Master on Free Software
  • 3. Introduction ● What are we interested in? ● OSS ● How is it developed? ● Who is developing it? ● How are companies participating in it? <= ● How can it be improved? ● How can its quality be evaluated? ● What is its future? Master on Free Software
  • 4. Introduction ● OSS research ● Multidisciplinary ● Software engineering ● Economy ● Sociology ● Psychology ● Law Master on Free Software
  • 5. General Questions ● How do companies influence in OSS communities? ● What are the different models of relations between OSS communities and corporations? ● What are the different ways companies start these relations with communities? ● Dedicating employees to an OSS project? ● Employing people already working in OSS projects? ● Contributing code to OSS projects? Master on Free Software
  • 6. General Questions ● Offering bounties in OSS projects? ● Starting their own OSS communities? ● What is the effect of the entry of companies in OSS communities? ● How do OSS projects with companies involved and others without companies participation compare? ● In terms of code evolution? ● In terms of final product quality? ● In terms of visibility? Master on Free Software
  • 7. General Questions ● In terms of productisation? ● In terms of intellectual property management? ● How do these relations finish? ● What happens with the code then? ● What happens with the employees then? ● What happens with volunteers then? Master on Free Software
  • 8. Do we need to know this? ●Companies need it ● To know how to get involved in OSS projects ● To know how to have good relations with communities ●OSS communities need it ● To avoid problems with companies ● To understand how companies can help them Master on Free Software
  • 9. How to find out ● Qualitative studies ● Interviews ● Surveys ● Descriptive studies ● Quantitative studies ● Data mining ● Tools (CVSAnaly, Pythernity, MailingListStats) ● Interpretation and visualisation Master on Free Software
  • 10. Our playground ● Nokia 770 ● JBoss, Geronimo, JonAS ● Firefox ● Evolution ● Core | Features | Productisation ● Canonical, Ubuntu and Gnome ● Gnome and KDE Master on Free Software

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