george dafermos

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M.A. dissertation

Of all things I've written so far, the most popular is Management and Virtual Decentralised Networks: The Linux Project, one of the early academic attempts to understand the development model of free/open source software communities from an organisation theory perspective.

It is a slightly modified version of my M.A. in Management dissertation at Durham University, which looked at new organisational forms enabled by the Internet based on a case study of the Linux project. It was supervised by Prof. Joanne Roberts and published in Nov. 2001 in First Monday, the online peer-reviewed journal. It was republished in October 2005 in a special issue of First Monday on open source edited by Sandeep Krishnamurthy.

If you like documentaries, here's a very good one about the history of Linux: