Open Source Jahrbuch
By MortazaviBlog on Dec 19, 2005
If you know German and want to read an European perspective on Open Source, you might consider turning to the Open Source Jahrbuch 2005. (This link comes courtesy of Craig Russell, a.k.a. the father of JDO, who also just recently led an Apache project of the same name out of incubation.)
The Jahrbuch, in its 498 page length (available for free in parts as well as in whole), touches on everything related to open source: case studies, technologies, economics, political and social aspects, open content and open innovation.
The chapter on economics, contains a paper on the use of open source as economic signal and a paper on standardization and open source.