Hi everyone, I subscribed to this community a while ago, but only received a post today...did not think it was active. funny when we get caught up by the technology :)
Happy to see that there are people interested in this. I study open source development and how users from civil society and social enterprise engage over time. Currently I am a postdoc associate at LSE, leading research in three overlapping research streams:
1 Open Code as Infrastructure (commons);
2 Information Platforms and knowledge production online;
3 and open code and Technology sustainability -notably for for civil society and social enterprise.
These themes have emerged and developed following my PhD entitled ‘A Biography of Open Source Software: Community Participation and Individuation of Open Source Code in the Context of Microfinance NGOs in North Africa and the Middle East’.
I am happy to talk more about what I did in the thesis if anyone is interested...