“An Introduction to Open Source Communities”:http://www.blueoxen.org/research/00007/ describes:
* What are the demographics of those who participate in these communities? Why do they join, and how long do they stay? How do they interact with each other?
* How do open source communities work? What are the patterns of collaboration within successful open source communities?
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