Why develop open-source software? The role of non-pecuniary benefits, monetary rewards, and open-source licence type

Article, Research, Preprint OPEN
Robert M. Sauer;
(2007)
  • Publisher: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) Bonn
  • Journal: Oxford Review of Economic Policy,volume 23,issue 4 Winter,pages605-619
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1093/oxrep/grm034
  • Subject: labour supply | Software | Programmierung | software, open source, labor supply , dynamic programming | dynamic programming | open-source | Open Source | Arbeitsangebot | Theorie | C61
    • jel: jel:C80 | jel:C61 | jel:J24 | jel:J44
      ddc: ddc:330

A review of the basic theory of optimal open-source software contributions points to three key factors affecting the decision to contribute to the open-source development process: nonpecuniary benefits, future expected monetary returns, and open-source licence type. Thi... View more
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