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The Comingled Code: Open Source and Economic Development

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Discussions of the economic impact of open source software often generate more heat than light. Advocates passionately assert the benefits of open source while critics decry its effects. Missing from the debate is rigorous economic analysis and systematic economic evidence of the impact of open source on consumers, firms, and economic development in general. This book fill ...more
Hardcover, 238 pages
Published September 24th 2010 by MIT Press (MA)
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Eyad Sibai

في هذا الكتاب ... أستاذ في كلية التجارة من جامعه هارفرد واخر من مدرسة لندن للاقتصاد ... حاولوا سد الفجوة بين حركه البرمجيات مفتوحه المصدر والاقتصاد. بالرغم من ان الكتاب اخذ المال من مايكروسوفت لعمل الابحاث وان مايكروسوفت العدو اللدود لحركه المصدر المفتوح الا انه تم التأكد ان الاموال جاءت من مايكروسوفت دون شروط.
الكتاب يتكلم عن تاريخ البرمجيات مفتوحه المصدر عندما لم يكن ينظر على انها برامج ذات قيمه سوقيه وكيف انه سرعان ما اكتشفت شركات بيع البرامج الاحتكاريه انه من الممكن انو تكون مربحه لغايه ... ث
Stephen Walton
I've wanted to read a good analysis of the affects of open source for years. This was that, and the author made some really interesting discoveries, some that were very surprising. It reads like a research paper though. Expect most of it to be analyzing how he got the data, the statistical methods used, and the graphs, and the raw data summaries. Most of what he concludes is probably common sense for a software developer, but still, it's a worthwhile read if software is your profession.
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