Hackers on Forking

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dc.contributor Hanken School of Economics, Information Systems Science, Helsinki en
dc.contributor.author Nyman, Linus Morten
dc.date.accessioned 2016-05-30T10:15:02Z
dc.date.available 2016-05-30T10:15:02Z
dc.date.issued 2014-08-27
dc.identifier.citation Nyman , L M 2014 , ' Hackers on Forking ' in Proceedings of The International Symposium on Open Collaboration (OpenSym '14) . DOI: 10.1145/2641580.2641590 en
dc.identifier.other PURE: 4869576
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: c9459103-605d-4e65-b1a0-8147cf90fb9a
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/163019
dc.description.abstract All open source licenses allow the copying of an existing body of code for use as the basis of a separate development project. This practice is commonly known as forking the code. This paper presents the results of a study in which 11 programmers were interviewed about their opinions on the right to fork and the impact of forking on open source software development. The results show that there is a general consensus among programmers’ views regarding both the favourable and unfavourable aspects that stem from the right to fork. Interestingly, while all programmers noted potential downsides to the right to fork, it was seen by all as an integral component of open source software, and a right that must not be infringed regardless of circumstance or outcome. en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of The International Symposium on Open Collaboration (OpenSym '14)
dc.rights Permission to make digital or hard copies of part or all of this work for personal or classroom use is granted without fee provided that copies are not made or distributed for profit or commercial advantage and that copies bear this notice and the full citation on the first page. Copyrights for third-party components of this work must be honored. For all other uses, contact the Owner/Author. Copyright is held by the owner/author(s). OpenSym '14, Aug 27-29 2014, Berlin, Germany ACM 978-1-4503-3016-9/14/08. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2641580.2641590 en
dc.subject 512 Business and Management en
dc.subject KOTA2014 en
dc.subject KOTA2014 en
dc.title Hackers on Forking en
dc.type A4 Conference proceedings
dc.description.version Non Peer reviewed
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2641580.2641590
dc.type.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/conferencePaper
dc.type.uri http://purl.org/eprint/status/NonPeerReviewed
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