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2021-05-05 - Article/Dans un journal avec peer-review - Anglais - 9 page(s)

Viseur Robert , Charleux Amel, "Open Source Communities and Forks: A Rereading in the Light of Albert Hirschman's Writings" in IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, 624, 59-67

  • Edition : Springer (Germany)
  • Codes CREF : Technologies de l'information et de la communication (TIC) (DI4730), Economie de l'entreprise (DI4322)
  • Unités de recherche UMONS : Technologies de l'Information et de la Communication (W714)
  • Instituts UMONS : Institut de Recherche en Technologies de l’Information et Sciences de l’Informatique (InforTech), Institut de Recherche en Développement Humain et des Organisations (HumanOrg)
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Abstract(s) :

(Anglais) The literature dedicated to free and open source software emphasizes the support given by the community to software producers. However, the community is also a place of conflict and can sometimes experience violent splits (forks). Communities can show different forms of resistance to change. In this research, we propose a re-reading of these mechanisms of opposition in light of Albert Hirschman's theory (exit, voice, loyalty). We present the fork as a new form of defection (exit) allowed by licenses and discuss the rationality of choice for the economic actors who implement it.

Mots-clés :
  • (Anglais) open source