Interview: Die soziale Struktur von Open Source Entwicklung

Newsforge hat Andreas Brand interviewed, der eine soziologische Studie über Freie Software Entwicklung am Beispiel des KDE-Projektes durchführte: The social structure of open source development

Andreas Brand is a sociologist researching ways of recruiting and organising teams of volunteers on the Internet. He has been studying KDE as an example of an open source project based upon collaboration without hierarchies. As part of his work he has conducted interviews with KDE developers, participated in several open source conferences, analysed the KDE home page, and distributed a questionnaire among volunteers. We asked him about his thoughts on the KDE development model.