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Free/Libre and Open Source Software:
Survey and Study

Associated research and additional papers

This page contains links to research associated with the FLOSS study and further papers - in addition to the Final Report - based on the results of the FLOSS study.

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"Rational to collaborate: open source, history and WIPO",
Presented by Rishab Ghosh, The Reform of WIPO: Implementing the Development Agenda, Geneva, September 17, 2007
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"An economic basis for open standards",
Presented by Rishab Ghosh,Open Standards International Symposium, Yale Law School, New Haven, CT, February 3, 2007
presentation: open office | pdf


"Sustainable Openness",
Presented by Rishab Ghosh, Workshop on Cyberinfrastructure and the Social Sciences, National Science Foundation, Washington DC, January 29, 2007
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"Cooking-pot markets: collaborative ownership of information goods",
Presented by Rishab Ghosh, Wizards of OS 4, Berlin, September 15, 2006
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"200 years of collaborative ownership: from open source steam engines to Wikipedia and Free Software",
Presented by Rishab Ghosh, Wikimania, Harvard Law School, Boston, August 4, 2006
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"Who is behind open source?",
Presented by Rishab Ghosh, Gartner Open Source Summit,Barcelona, June 14, 2006
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"Managing rights in free/libre/open source software",
Presented by Rishab Ghosh, Conference on Access to Knowledge, Yale Law School, New Haven, April 23, 2006
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"The Economics of Access to Knowledge",
Presented by Rishab Ghosh, Conference on Access to Knowledge, Yale Law School, New Haven, April 22, 2006
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"Copyleft and dual licensing for publicly funded software",
Presented by Rishab Ghosh, Workshop on Implementing Open Source Software in Public Administrations: Problems and Solutions, IDABC and Czech Ministry of Informatics, Prague, 11 April, 2006
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"Sustaining a software ecosystem with FLOSS: skills and local economic growth",
Presented by Rishab Ghosh, 7th Asia Open Source Symposium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 7, 2006
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"Free/Libre/Open Source Software skills and employment",
Presented by Rishab Ghosh, International Conference on Open Source ICOS 2005, Taipei, November 10, 2005
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"Open Source in European Government and Global Collaboration in European Research",
Presented by Rishab Ghosh, International Forum on Open Source Software, Shanghai, November 8, 2005
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"Free/Libre/Open Source Software Worldwide impact study: FLOSSWorld",
Presented by Rishab Ghosh, East Asia Workshop #1, Tsinghua University, Beijing, December 17-18, 2005
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"Managing rights in free/libre/open source software",
Presented by Rishab Ghosh, PRIN Workshop, University of Bologna, November 25, 2005
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"The Economics of Free Software - and why it matters for developing countries",
Presented by Rishab Ghosh, World Summit on Information Society, UNU-INTECH Parallel Event, Tunis, November 16, 2005
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"Understanding Free Software Developers: Findings from the FLOSS Study", Rishab Aiyer Ghosh
MERIT/Infonomics, University of Maastricht, 2005. A version of this paper was published as:Ghosh, R.A., 2005. "Understanding Free Software Developers: Findings from the FLOSS Study", in Making Sense of the Bazaar: Perspectives on Open Source and Free Software, Joseph Feller, Brian Fitzgerald, Scott Hissam and Karim Lakhani (eds.). Cambridge: MIT Press. pdf


"Free/Libre/Open Source Software Worldwide impact study: FLOSSWorld",
Presented by Rishab Ghosh, Open Source World Conference, Merida, Extremadura, Spain, October 26, 2005
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"Barriers to the use of FLOSS in Government",
Presented by Rishab Ghosh, Open Source World Conference, Merida, Extremadura, Spain, October 26, 2005
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"Free/Libre/Open Source Software in Government",
Presented by Rishab Ghosh, EuroOSCON, Amsterdam, October 18, 2005
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"The Economics of Free Software and why it matters for developing countries",
Presented by Rishab Ghosh, Seminar on “Contributions to the Development Agenda on Intellectual Property Rights”, Maastricht, Sep 23-25, 2005
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"Free/Libre/Open Source Software skills and employment",
Presented by Rishab Ghosh, OSCON 2005 - 7th Open Source Convention, Portland, Oregon, USA, August 3, 2005
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"Public Administrations Partnering with Free Software/ Open Source Developers",
Presented by Rishab Ghosh, IDABC Workshop on Public Administrations and OSS LinuxTag, Karlsruhe, Germany, June 23, 2005
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"Free/Libre/Open Source Software for developing countries: skills, employment and costs",
Presented by Rishab Ghosh, 2nd National Congress on Software Libre, Buenos Aires, Argentina, June 7, 2005
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"Free/Libre/Open Source Software for developing countries: skills, employment and costs",
Presented by Rishab Ghosh, 6th Forum Internacional Software Livre, Porto Alegre, Brazil, June 2, 2005
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"Free/Libre/Open Source Software in Government",
Presented by Rishab Ghosh, International Symposium on Open Source Software, Abano Terme (Padova), April 15, 2005
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"Mechanics of Open Innovation: The case of Free Software",
Presented by Rishab Ghosh, Freedom, Creative Capital Conference, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, March 17, 2005
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"Collaboration & Development in Free Software Communities",
Presented by Rishab Ghosh, Freedom, Sharing and Sustainability in the Global Network Society, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland, March 14, 2005
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"Free/Libre/Open Source software: engineering and economics",
Presented by Rishab Ghosh, International Unnayan, BITS Ranchi, Jharkhand, India, February 4, 2005
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"The Economics of Free Software"
presented by Rishab Ghosh at the CARNET Users Conference, Zagreb, September 27, 2004
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"The Economics of Free Software and why it matters for developing countries"
presented by Rishab Ghosh at the UNCTAD Expert Meeting on F/OSS, Geneva, September 22, 2004
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"Collaborative ownership and production: an 'unprotected' form of creativity?"
presented by Rishab Ghosh at the TACD Workshop on “The Future of WIPO”, Geneva, September 14, 2004
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"The technical impact of social links in free software development"
presented by Rishab Ghosh at the Oxford Workshop on Libre Software, Oxford Internet Institute, June 25, 2004
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"How Free Software Develops Skills and Local Economic Growth"
presented by Rishab Ghosh at Wizards of OS 3, Berlin, June 10, 2004
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"The Economics of Free Software - and why it matters for developing countries"
presented by Rishab Ghosh at USUARIA 2004 – Software Libre Conference, Buenos Aires, May 27-29, 2004
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"The Social Context of Free Software"
presented by Rishab Ghosh at the Open Source and Free Software conference KMDI, University of Toronto, May 9, 2004
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"Why developing countries need to use and create Free Software (and how it promotes Gross National Happiness)"
presented by Rishab Ghosh at the Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communications, Thimphu, Bhutan, April 9, 2004
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"Open Source: Understanding Developers"
presented by Rishab Ghosh at the EuroIndia conference, New Delhi, March 26, 2004
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"Open Source: an environment for skills development and economic growth"
presented by Rishab Ghosh at the EuroIndia conference, New Delhi, March 25, 2004
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"Why developing countries need to use and create Free Software"
presented by Rishab Ghosh at LinuxAsia 2004, Delhi, February 11-13 2004
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Why developing countries need to use and create Free Software
presented at IDLELO: the First African Conference on the Digital Commons, Cape Town,
January 2004, by Rishab Ghosh.
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"Software patents, innovation and competition policy"
talk at the Nederlandse Mededingingsautoriteit (NMa, Dutch Competition
Authority) by Rishab Ghosh and Luc Soete, December 17, 2003
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"Open Source and Development"
presented at UNCTAD Regional Conference for Latin America
Rio de Janeiro, 25-27 November 2003, by Rishab Ghosh
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Open Source: A case for developing countries
presented by Rishab Ghosh at the South Centre Briefing for WIPO delegates,
Geneva, November 3, 2003
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Open Standards and Open Source Software in The Netherlands,
A quantitative study on attitudes and usage in Dutch authorities on Behalf of the Office of the “Programma OSOSS”, the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, and the Ministry of Economic Affairs


Open source: a case for transition economies
presented by Rishab Ghosh at the UNCTAD-UNECE "High-level Regional Conference for Transition
Economies", Geneva, 20-21 October 2003
presentation: powerpoint | html | open office | pdf
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"Open source metrics: where software engineering and economics meet"
presented by Rishab Ghosh at the Meeting on Open Source Software with EU
Commissioner Erkki Liikanen, September 25, 2003
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Copyleft and dual licensing for publicly funded software development (draft version)
by Rishab Aiyer Ghosh

"Understanding Free Software Developers: Findings from the FLOSS Study"
presented by Rishab Ghosh at the Harvard Business School/MIT Sloan Free/Open Source Software Conference: New Models of Software Development, June 19-20, 2003 [hbsghosh.ppt]
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"Why developing countries need FLOSS" - presented by Rishab Ghosh at the Business Council for the UN "Net World Order" conference at CeBIT America, New York, June 18, 2003
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Related research by other organisations

The following surveys have built upon the FLOSS developer survey:

2003: FLOSS-US survey from Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)
http://www.stanford.edu/group/floss-us/


2004: FLOSS-JP survey from Mitsubishi Research Institute
http://oss.mri.co.jp/floss-jp/index-en.html


 

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