Article
Applying Elinor Ostrom's Rule Classification Framework to the Analysis of Open Source Software Commons
Transnational Corporations Review (2010)
  • Charles M Schweik , University of Massachusetts - Amherst
  • Meelis Kitsing , University of Massachusetts - Amherst
Abstract

This research investigates the utility of Ostrom and Crawford’s rule classification framework (elaborated in Understanding Institutional Diversity) in the systematic study of rule systems in a set of relatively complex open source projects and their overarching non-profit foundation. Using this framework, rule configurations are described for the overall Open Source Geospatial Foundation and for each of seven associated geospatial projects.

Keywords
  • Elinor Ostrom,
  • Open Source,
  • Institutions,
  • Governance,
  • OSGeo,
  • GIS
Publication Date
Spring March, 2010
Citation Information
Charles M Schweik and Meelis Kitsing. "Applying Elinor Ostrom's Rule Classification Framework to the Analysis of Open Source Software Commons" Transnational Corporations Review Vol. 2 Iss. 1 (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/charles_schweik/16/