The Dynamics of Non-corporately Funded Open Source Projects
Carlos Santos, Jr., Southern Illinios University
Dr. Peter Mykytyn, Jr., Southern Illinios University
Dr. John Pearson, Southern Illinios University
The ongoing research project is interested in empirically testing and developing a theory to explain the dynamics of non-corporately funded open source projects. The project's perspective is one of the public entity (e.g. Brazilian government) willing to launch an open source project, thereby becoming a SourceForge.net user. Therefore, it is interested in data such as number of members, bugs, and software life-cycle stage. It is a project fully funded by CAPES (a Brazilian public agency) and Fulbright. This research will also result in a Ph.D dissertation at Southern Illinios University at Carbondale, department of Management Information Systems. Any data extracted from the SourceForge.net database will be used solely for publication purposes.