Political Economy of Open Source Communities
By MortazaviBlog on Apr 03, 2007
Lots of people have said lots of things about open source communities.
Among the books I have seen on shelves and articles in books and online, I've been wanting to read Steven Weber's 2004 book The Success of Open Source but time has never allowed.
Finally, I've been able to start and finish the first 15 pages of Weber's book, and I can tell you that it has all the right elements and sources for its analysis of the political economy of open source communities. Mancur Olson's work, transaction cost economists', Chester Barnard's and others' are weaved together beautifully in those pages.
I look forward to reading more of it as time allows, and I'll be quoting from Weber, here.