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15 OCTOBER 2012

Booktype: open source self-publishing platform

"Booktype is a free, open source platform that produces beautiful, engaging books formatted for print, Amazon, iBooks and almost any ereader within minutes. Create books on your own or with others via an easy–to–use web interface. Build a community around your content with social tools and use the reach of mobile, tablet and ebook technology to engage new audiences."

(Adam Hyde, 2012)

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Simon Perkins
02 MARCH 2010

Freedom as in what? a debate on open source vs. free culture


"What do we mean by 'freedom'? Should Free/Libre/Open Source Software (FLOSS) necessarily be powered by radical politics of ownership and collaboration? Or is the latching of 'Free Software' ideological baggage limiting the full transformative power of 'Open Source'. How are these questions informed by licenses? Are some licenses more open than others? More ethical than others? This emotional debate has been in the heart of FLOSS from its early days and has created camps and animosities within the community.

We will examine the strong ideological differences through a provocative panel discussion with Gabriella Coleman and Zachary Lieberman."

(Gabriella Coleman and Zachary Lieberman, Eyebeam.org)

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David Rogerson
29 JANUARY 2005

Open Source Software Movements And Communities

winfo.uni–siegen.de
In the recent five years, media and industrial interest in Free, Libre– and Open Source software has grown steadily, and a substantial academic literature on the topic has emerged. Some of this research has appeared in mainstream information systems (IS) channels such as the International Conference on Information Systems (e.g. Feller and Fitzgerald 2000, Stewart and Gosain 2001), the European Journal of Information Systems (e.g Ljungberg 2000), and the Information Systems Journal (e.g. Bergquist and Ljungberg, 2001; Gallivan 2001, Koch and Schneider 2002). However, the majority of OSS research has been conducted and disseminated by the international software engineering community, and has been shaped by the “hard issues” focus characteristic of that community. Obviously there are many more perspectives on open source than the software product itself and the development process leading to it. OSS contains many socio–cultural and socio–technical issues that are at the heart of (virtual) community related research.Bergquist, M. and Ljungberg, J. 2001, The Power of Gifts: Organizing Social Relationships in Open Source Communities. Information Systems Journal (11:4) pp 305–320.sFeller, J. and Fitzgerald, B. 2000. A Framework Analysis of Open Source Software Development. The 21st International Conference in Information Systems (ICIS 2000) pp. 58–69. Gallivan, M.J. 2001. Striking a Balance between Trust and Control in a Virtual Organization: A Content Analysis of Open Source Software Case Studies. Information Systems Journal (11:4) pp 277–304. Koch, S., and Schneider, G. 2002. Effort, Cooperation and Coordination in an Open Source Software Project: GNOME. Information Systems Journal (12:1) pp 27–42. Ljungberg, J. 2000. Open Source Movements as a Model for Organizing. European Journal of Information Systems (9:4) pp. 208–216. Stewart, K.J. and Gosain, S. 2001. An Exploratory Study of Ideology and Trust in Open Source Development Groups. The 22nd International Conference in Information Systems (ICIS).

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