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Open source programmer's strategies to cope with ideological tensions
University of Borås, School of Education and Behavioural Science.
2009 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
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In this paper we analyse how the increased use of open source software in companies affect employed programmers’ work, which we theorize as part of a larger secularisation process. We have studied both companies based on a more traditional proprietary model who are becoming open source oriented, and SMEs built around open source business concepts. This change results in a need for professional programmers to re-interpret open source within a new business oriented context. We study what kind of strategies programmers develop to cope with these contradictory systems and how it changes work roles and programmers’ approaches towards open source community work.

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open source, programmers
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-6154Local ID: 2320/5050OAI: diva2:886838
Article presented at the International Conference on Organizational Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities (OLKC), April 26-28 2009, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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