The Magic Cauldron is an essay by Eric S. Raymond on the open source economic model. [1] [2] [3] [4] The Cathedral and Bazaar in 1999. [5] It can be read freely online, and was published in his book.

Contents

The essay analyzes the economic models Raymond Believes That can sustain open-source project in year four steps: [6] [7]

  • It first analyzes what the author sees as classical myths about the cost refund in software development and tries to present a game-theory based on the assumption of stability of open-source cooperation.
  • Secondly, it presents nine theoretical models that would work for sustainable open-source development: two non-profit, seven for-profit.
  • Thirdly it states a theory to decide when it is economically interesting for software to remain closed.
  • Finally, it examines some mechanisms that, according to Raymond, the market invented to fund for-profit open-source development (like patronage system and task markets). [8]

Publication

  • Raymond, Eric S. (2001). “The Magic Cauldron” . The Cathedral and the Bazaar (Paperback ed.). O’Reilly . ISBN  0-596-00108-8 .
  • Raymond, Eric S. (6 November 1999). “The Magic Cauldron” . Retrieved 21 March 2016 .

See also

  • Revenge of the Hackers

References

  1. Jump up^ Himma, Kenneth E .; Tavani, Herman T., eds. (2008). The Handbook of Information and Computer Ethics . Wiley-Interscience. pp. 261-263. ISBN  0471799599 .
  2. Jump up^ “Informationweek, Issues 742-750” . InformationWeek (p 75) . 1999 . Retrieved 19 March 2014 .
  3. Jump up^ Brian Jepson, Joan Peckham, Ram Sadasiv (2000). Database application programming with Linux . John Wiley. p. 143. ISBN  9780471355496 .
  4. Jump up^ Fuggetta, Alfonso (2003). “Open source software – an evaluation”. The Journal of Systems and Software . 66 (1): 85. doi : 10.1016 / S0164-1212 (02) 00065-1 .
  5. Jump up^ Baldwin, Carliss Y; Kim Clark (Jul 2006). “The Architecture of Participation: Does Code Architecture Mitigate Free Riding in the Open Source Development Model?” . Management Science . 52 (7): 1125. doi :10.1287 / mnsc.1060.0546 . Retrieved 19 March 2014 .
  6. Jump up^ Samir Chopra, Scott D. Dexter (2007). Decoding Liberation: The Promise of Free and Open Source Software . Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture. pp. 21-23. ISBN  0415978939 .
  7. Jump up^ Carmichael, Patrick; Leslie Honour (January 2002). “Open source as appropriate technology for global education” . International Journal of Educational Development . 22 (1): 50. doi : 10.1016 / S0738-0593 (00) 00077-8 . Retrieved 19 March 2014 .
  8. Jump up^ Bruns, Bryan (2001). “Open sourcing nanotechnology research and development: issues and opportunities” (PDF) . Nanotechnology . 12 (3): 199, 203. doi : 10.1088 / 0957-4484 / 12/3/303 . Retrieved 19 March2014 .

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