University of Twente Student Theses


Innovation dynamics in open source software

Bloemen, Remco (2012) Innovation dynamics in open source software.

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Abstract:Open source software development is a major driver of software innovation, yet it has thus far received little attention from innovation research. One of the reasons is that conventional methods such as survey based studies or patent co-citation analysis do not work in the open source communities. In this thesis it will be shown that open source development is very accessible to study, due to its open nature, but it requires special tools. In particular, this thesis introduces the method of dependency graph analysis to study open source software development on the grandest scale. A proof of concept application of this method is done and has delivered many significant and interesting results.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:88 social and public administration
Programme:Public Administration MSc (60020)
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