An Empirical Study of a Free Software Company
|Institution:||University of Oslo|
|Full text PDF:||https://www.duo.uio.no/handle/10852/10146
Free software has matured well into the commercial software market, yet little qualitative research exists which accurately describes the state of commercial free software today. For this thesis, an instrumental case study was performed on a prominent free software company in Norway. The study found that the commercial free software market is largely driven by social networks, which have a social capital in its own that attracts more people, which in turn become members of the social network and belivers of free software.