Presentation on theme: "Open Source Software and the Organization of Work"— Presentation transcript:
1 Open Source Software and the Organization of Work Giampaolo GarzarelliUniversità degli Studi di Roma, “La Sapienza”
2 What is (not) OSS organization? Not a factory.Not a firm.Not a market.Not for profit.No ownership structure.
3 Organizational Alternatives (After Langlois 1999) Work force concentratedWork force dispersedProcess supervisionFactory system—Product monitoringInside contractingPutting out and OSS organization of work?But... Putting out sees competition among workers. OSS sees cooperation among workers.
4 Then... Why is such organization possible? Why can it persist through time?Is there nonetheless a theoretical – or even historical – organizational ideal-type whose characteristics it does more-or-less resemble, e.g., the putting-out?One Key?Sharing of input and output (nonrival intangibles).