Decision-making in the process of implementation of open source projects

Rafa Mrówka


The paper outlines the decision-making process in communities focused on open source projects. The analysis describes advantages and disadvantages of group decisionmaking models in such projects, and subsequently outlines preconditions that increase the probability of achieving success by open source community, for example, openness of decisionmaking process and modular structure of an open source project. The author’s intention is to outline the specific nature of the decision-making process in open source project, by highlighting the challenges concerning the process and their impact on the project’s capability to perform successfully and achieve its goals.


Decision-making; WEB 2.0; online community; open source projects

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