December 13, 2008

A Matching Mechanism for Allocating Attention to Tasks in Open Source Projects

Filed under: Research — admin @ 12:04 pm

Abstract
In this paper we discuss using the often celebrated top-trading cycles mechanism to increase participation in open source projects. Open source projects is typically characterized as voluntary activity where a small set of participant perform the majority of tasks. In addition, open source projects can substantially reduce the cost for business adopting the software. If we can increase participation in open source projects, we can potentially increase quality, time-to-market, reduce operational costs for businesses, and overall increase welfare for society.

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