FREE SOFTWARE COMMUNITIES OF COSTA RICA

The free software communities of Costa Rica have been investigated between 2006-2008. To understand their structure and functioning we keep a participant observation and conduct an electronic poll and interviews. The results are analyzed under the virtual community concept. They consist of strategic...

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Main Author: Flores Solórzano, Sofía
Format: Artículo
Language: Español
Published: Universidad de Costa Rica 2013
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Online Access: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/sociales/article/view/8777
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/25158
Summary: The free software communities of Costa Rica have been investigated between 2006-2008. To understand their structure and functioning we keep a participant observation and conduct an electronic poll and interviews. The results are analyzed under the virtual community concept. They consist of strategic users, with scarce female involvement, ephemeral proposals, a touch of elitism and share a dialogic discourse.