Open Source Development and Distribution of Digital Information

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Extensive collection of podcasts and webcasts from a University of Berkeley course. Strongly recommended as an introduction.


URL = http://webcast.berkeley.edu/courses/archive.php?seriesid=1906978370

Course information, with bibliography, is at http://harbinger.sims.berkeley.edu/osdddi/f06/Syllabus [1]


Contents

An Introduction to Open Source

Open Source as a Production Process

Economics of Open Source

Open Source and the General Public License

Open Source Business Models

Open Source and Competition in the Software Industry

Government Policy toward Open Source

Open Access Journals and Publications

Open Source Biology

Wikipedia as an Open Source Project

Social Production of Music and Other Digital Content

User-Created Value and Virtual Economies