[p2p-research] Open Source Development of Tangible Objects

Ryan Lanham rlanham1963 at gmail.com
Fri Nov 13 20:37:43 CET 2009

[image: Open source enters the world of atoms: A statistical analysis of
open design]<http://www.uic.edu/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/viewArticle/2670/2366#author>

[image: Abstract]
Extensive research has been done to analyze the phenomenon of open source
software development from various perspectives. By contrast little is known
about open source development of tangible objects, so–called open design, so
far. Until recently, limitations to the availability of successful empirical
examples of this ‘new innovation model’ outside software may have been a key
reason for this gap.
This paper contributes to the literature on the open source mode of product
development by providing a quantitative study (N = 85) of open design
projects. Our goal is to explore the landscape of open source development in
the world of atoms, to analyze project characteristics, structures, and
success, and to investigate similarities and dissimilarities to open source
software development.

Here's the complete link...


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