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Drupal As a Commons-Based Peer Production Community: A Sociological Perspective

Rozas, David (2014) Drupal As a Commons-Based Peer Production Community: A Sociological Perspective In: OpenSym 2014: International Symposium on Open Collaboration, 2014-08-27-2014-08-29, Berlin.


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The aim of this research consists of extracting a set of insights related to the dynamics, group decision making procedures, motivations to contribute and mechanisms employed in the coordination of Commons-Based Peer Production communities, using as a case study the community responsible for the development of the Free/Libre Open Source Software Drupal. A sociological perspective is taken for this purpose, and a set of social research qualitative and quantitative methods employed for the study of online communities (virtual ethnography) are being used.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Conference Paper)
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology
Authors :
Rozas, David
Date : 2014
Uncontrolled Keywords : Activity Theory, Commons-Based Peer Production, Drupal, Free/Libre Open Source Software, Virtual Ethnography
Additional Information : © ACM, 2014. This is the author’s version of the work. It is posted here by permission of ACM for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Proceedings of The International Symposium on Open Collaboration, 2014
Depositing User : David Rozas
Date Deposited : 20 Oct 2015 17:29
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 17:44

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