Proceedings of the 38th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (2005)
Big Island, Hawaii
Jan. 3, 2005 to Jan. 6, 2005
Georg von Krogh , University of St. Gallen
Sebastian Spaeth , University of St. Gallen
Stefan Haefliger , University of St. Gallen
To date, there is no investigation of knowledge reuse in open source software projects. This paper focuses on the forms of knowledge reuse and the factors impacting on them. It develops a theory drawn from data of 15 open source software projects and finds that the effort to search, integrate and maintain external knowledge influences the form of knowledge to be reused. Implications for firms and innovation research are discussed.
FLOSSdevelopment, knowledge reuse
S. Spaeth, G. v. Krogh and S. Haefliger, "Knowledge Reuse in Open Source Software: An Exploratory Study of 15 Open Source Projects," Proceedings of the 38th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences(HICSS), Big Island, HI, USA USA, 2005, pp. 198b.