Advancing the Research Agenda on Free/Open Source Software
These are short background statements and related documents, where applicable, prepared by the workshop participants. All the background statements should be read by all the participants before the workshop on October 14!
These statements are intended to provide answers to the question: What in your opinion are the most important questions for further research on the free/open source phenomena?
Research Questions proposed to
the "Workshop Advancing the Re-search
Agent-Based Simulation to Aid
Policy Making in Areas Related to Free Software
Research priorities regarding
open source software and effects on the macroeconomy
Understanding Free Software: Research
Research priorities on the Economics
of Open Source Software
What practices make distributed
work teams effective?
Open source as a different
The Economic Organization and
Efficiency of OS/FS Software Production:
Tension between OSS-divergence and user needs
Open Source Software: More Placebo than
Open Source Software and the Organization
Research Priorities in Open Source Software
Beyond Description: Testing and Bringing Information
Theories to Bear on Free/Libre and Open Source Software Studies
Research Agenda on Open Source
How to Succeed in Business…with Open
Software development as a research activity
Security, Licensing and Funding in Free Software
The Generation of the Free/Open Source Community
and the Conditions for Creativity: Social and Cultural Research Agenda
Open Source Software as a Meritocracy
Open Source Software Production - The Magic
Legal, contractual and organisational framework
to bring European public sector to share and distribute software (and
research software results) under open source licenses.
How are Open Source Software Projects Organized
and What Makes Them Successful?
Open Source for Human Development