Free/Libre Open Source Software, FLOSS, software development
Library and Information Science
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.
Crowston, K., Annabi, H., Howison, J. & Masango, C. Effective work practices for FLOSS development: A model and propositions. In Proceedings of the Thirty-Eighth Hawai’i International Conference on System Science (HICSS–38). Kona, HI, USA, January. doi: 10.1109/HICSS.2005.222
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