Free/Libre Open Source Software, FLOSS, Coordination Theory, teamwork, software development
Library and Information Science | Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods
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  model of effectiveness of work teams, with coordination theory  and collective mind  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.
Effective work practices for Software Engineering: Free/Libre Open Source Software Development (with H. Annabi, J. Howison and C. Masango) (Presentation at the WISER Workshop on Interdisciplinary Software Engineering Research, SIGSOFT 2004/FSE-12 Conference, Newport Beach, CA, 5 November).
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