Steven Weber (2004) The success of Open Source

R.J. Robertson

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    Book Review of Steven Weber (2004) The Success of Open Source. In The Success of Open Source, Steven Weber sets out to examine why and how the Open Source movement has survived and succeeded in its approach to software creation, ownership, and communal development despite appearing to contradict fundamental principles of modern economics. He approaches this task using the tools, techniques, and perspective of political economy, and succeeds, not only in effectively carrying out his chosen analysis, but also in presenting it in an enticing and accessible manner. The book has a clear layout, good margins, and chapters are well structured with useful sub-headings.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalLibrary Review
    Issue number9
    Publication statusPublished - 2006


    • open source
    • software
    • software development

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