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The Material and Social Dynamics of Motivation: Contributions to Open Source Language Technology Development

paper This paper argues that prior research on the motivations of open source developers has focused too much on intrinsic versus extrinsic and the hacker ethic-for profit juxtaposition frameworks. As a result not all motives have received fair attention. A case study is done on the OpenOffice.Org project, a hybrid firm-commnity project exploring other motivational [...]

Contrasting Community Building in Sponsored and Community Founded Open Source Projects

paper A case study of a project, VistA, the primary healthcare information system for the US Department of Veterans affairs, which has been moved from it’s corporate (closed source) context into a public open-source project. Two different models of open source communities are proposed: sponsored and community founded open source projects. Community founded projects are [...]