Peer production is one of three fundamental ways to organize human economic activity, along with markets and firms. Yet, although it underlies billions of dollars in open source software production, it is the least understood. Participants in open source are not organized in firms, where they would work under the supervision of managers and earn a salary, nor are they individuals in a market, responding to price signals.
The economics of peer production is an interesting area of study that raises many important questions regarding the incentives behind voluntary participation, the efficiency of production, the tools and models that can quantify and explain how the process works, and so forth.
My doctoral research at Harvard University considered incentives issues that arise in a software economy. In particular, my work used principles from market design and mechanism design to address problems, such as how to incentivize high-quality submissions to address bugs or features, and how to elicit truthful prediction of task completion time.
The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced today its 18th Anniversary and accomplishments, and rallied support to ensure future innovation.
CloudNativeCon + KubeCon Europe 2017 has begun and is bringing together the world’s top experts in open source cloud computing. Their goal is to maintain and promote the development of integrated open source technologies to better deploy and implement cloud computing.
OpenSDS, a Silver sponsor of CloudNativeCon + KubeCon, has gathered the community at the conference and is demonstrating its open and flexible Software-Defined Storage (SDS) architecture solution in the exhibit hall. Project contributors are demonstrating the latest in code developments, including both northbound and southbound API definitions and microservice architecture design.
Intel's DRM driver is in the best shape for atomic mode-setting at the moment. Nouveau picked up atomic support in Linux 4.10, AMDGPU's atomic support will come once DC lands, and the smaller DRM drivers have also worked towards atomic mode-setting. VMWgfx is now the latest.