As a part of my preparation for my research on Fedora I’ve taken on getting acquainted with OSS as well as looking up other peoples views on virtual ethnography. For those that are interested, I am sharing my list here.
Virtual Ethnography – Methods
- Hine, Christine M. 2000. Virtual Ethnography
- Hine, Christine M. 2005. Virtual Methods
- Markham, Annette (ed) and Nancy Baym (ed). 2008. Internet Inquiry: Conversations about Method
- Jones, Steve. 1998. Doing Internet Research: Critical Issues and Methods for Examining the Net
- Rheingold, Howard. 1994. Virtual Community: Finding Connection in a Computerized World
The Beginning of Open Source Software and the OSS Revolution
- Raymond, Eric S (1997) 1999, 2001. The Cathedral and the Bazaar: Musings on Linux and Open Source by an Accidental Revolutionary. ed. Tim O’Reilly. O’Reilly & Associates (www.catb.org—cathedral-bazaar)
- The Halloween Documents. 1998
The Cultural Significance of Open Source Software
- Kelty, Christopher 2008. Two Bits: The Cultural Significance of Free Software. ed. Michael M. J. Fischer and Joseph Dumit. Duke University Press (www.twobits.net)
- Kelty, Christopher. 2004. “Culture’s Open Sources: Software, Copyright, and Cultural Critique”. Anthropological Quarterly 77(3):499-506
- Golub, Alex 2004 “ Copyright and Taboo.” Anthropological Quarterly 77(3).
- Stewart, Daniel 2005 “Social Status in an Open-Source Community” American Sociological Review 70(5):823-842
- Hemetsberger, Andrea and Christian Reinhardt 2006 “Learning and Knowledge-building in Open-source Communities: A Social-experiential Approach” Management Learning 37(2):187-214
- Cromie, John and Michael Ewing 2008 “Squatting at the digital campfire, Researching the open source software community”, International Journal of Market Research 50(5):631-653
- Bitzer, Jurgen, Schrettl, Wolfram, and Philipp J. H. Schroder. 2007. “Intrinsic motivation in open source software development.” Journal of Comparative Economics 35(1): 160-169
- Brafman, Ori and Rod. A. Beckstrom. 2006. The Starfish and the Spider: The unstoppable power of leaderless organizations. New York: Penguin Group
Let me know what you think and feel free to add more in the comments!