Subject: [Freesw] cfp: open source in the organization
From: jean_camp@harvard.edu
Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2002 11:18:40 -0500

Part of the growing literature for mgt about open source. Full
submissions are due by July, 21st, 2002. 

best regards,
Jean

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Open Source in the Organisation: A Special Issue of Systèmes
d'Information et Management

Call for Papers

Since the coining of the term "open source software" nearly four years
ago, a growing body of rigorous research on the topic has emerged.
However, much of this work has focused on technology and engineering
issues, and on the motivations driving individual developers to
participate in open source projects. Although there is evidence of
wide-spread industry adoption of both open source products and of open
source processes and models, little research has been done to better
understand the role of open source software in mainstream business
organisations and on the cost, maintenance, economics and legal issues
arising from Open Source.

For this special issue of SIM, we extend an open call for completed,
original research on one or more of the following topics (or related
areas):

* Motivations, dynamics and challenges associated with the adoption of
open source products by organisation.
* Motivations, dynamics and challenges associated with the adoption of
open source processes and business models by organisations.
* Legal issues associated with the use of open source software products
and processes, particularly intellectual property issues.
* Human issues associated with the use of open source software products
and processes, such as training and technology acceptance.
* Issues of cost and maintenance associated with adoption of open source
software.

Full submissions are due by July, 21st, 2002. Submissions should follow
the formatting guidelines provided at
<http://revuesim.free.fr/revue-instructions.htm>. All submissions will
be subject to double-blind peer review. Submitting authors will be
notified by September,16th, 2002. Submissions are accepted in both
French and English language (reviewing and publication will be done in
the language of submission).

Guest Editors:

Joe Feller Brian Fitzgerald Frederic Adam
Business Information College of Informatics Business Information

Systems & electronics Systems
University College Cork University of Limerick University College
Cork
Cork, Ireland Limerick, Ireland Cork,
Ireland
<mailto:jfeller@afis.ucc.ie> <mailto:bf@ul.ie>
<mailto:Fadam@afis.ucc.ie>

Authors who are interested in submitting papers are encouraged to
contact
one of the guest editors for this special issue to discuss their planned
contribution.