The construction of peers and artifacts: The organizing role of "Programming Guidelines?

Vincenzo D'Andrea*, Stefano De Paoli, Maurizio Teli

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Abstract

In this paper, we study new organizational forms for production processes that emerge in large scale Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) projects. We will focus on the textual artifacts known as "Programming Guidelines" and on the rules and practices they contain. Our reflection is grounded in the practical activities of the people involved in the innovation processes. In particular, we take into account how in FLOSS to become a peer ("Peering") is an hybrid result of social dynamics and artifacts actions. We will show how Programming Guidelines participate in building boundaries around the potential participants and in defining the legitimate form of participation in terms of coding practices. Our conclusions emerge from the analysis of two empirical cases: the operating systems OpenSolaris and the geographical information system GRASS.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 42nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Publication date2009
ISBN (Print)9780769534503
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event42nd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS - Waikoloa, HI, United States
Duration: 5 Jan 20099 Jan 2009

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Conference42nd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS
CountryUnited States
CityWaikoloa, HI
Period05/01/200909/01/2009
SeriesProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
ISSN1060-3425

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D'Andrea, V., De Paoli, S., & Teli, M. (2009). The construction of peers and artifacts: The organizing role of "Programming Guidelines? In 2009 42nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2009.422