Document Type

Article

Date

2005

Embargo Period

2-22-2012

Keywords

Free/Libre Open Source Software, FLOSS, software development

Language

English

Disciplines

Library and Information Science

Description/Abstract

We review the literature on Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) development and on software development, distributed work and teams more generally to develop a theoretical model to explain the performance of FLOSS teams. The proposed model is based on Hackman’s [1] model of effectiveness of work teams, with coordination theory [2] and collective mind [3] to extend Hackman’s model by elaborating team practices relevant to effectiveness in software development. We propose a set of propositions to guide further research.

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