Re: Sociological question about Debian, GNU, and Linux
On Sun, Nov 16, 2003 at 01:09:08 +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 15, 2003 at 03:36:50PM -0700, Paul E Condon wrote:
> > The recent discussions of Red Hat's change of policy got me thinking
> > about the larger issue of what makes the Debian, GNU, and Linux
> > communities work? Yes, I have read lots of opinions, but I wonder if
> > anyone knows of some proper academic people studies, the sort of thing
> > that might legitimately get published in a referred journal of sociology
> > or anthropology?
> A couple of people have done studies of the Debian community,
[Biella Coleman, Chip McCormick]
Others include Ruben van Wendel de Joode
(http://www.tbm.tudelft.nl/webstaf/rubenw/) who has several articles online
and Gaby Rasters (http://home01.wxs.nl/~rasters/index.htm) whose PhD thesis
is in its final stages of preparation.
Also, the online journal First Monday (http://www.firstmonday.dk/) has
published several papers in this area.
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