Is trust based on cognitive factors in OSS communities?

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Abstract

Open source software development has been the subject of interest among businesses as well as in the academic world. OSS enables many possibilities for companies but also sets new kinds of challenges. Earlier studies have shown that trust in OSS communities plays a key role in facilitating their success. Trust is important in this context because the participants of OSS communities represent different organi-sations and different motivations, and therefore, there is a constant risk for opportunistic behaviour be-tween participants. Trust from another perspective is also a central factor when organisations are making decisions about whether they choose OS software or not. This paper aims to discuss about two sides of trust, affective and cognitive in OSS communities. The pa-per is structured in a following way. Firstly, the multidisciplinary concept of trust is discussed in general. Then, affective and cognitive sides of trust and their roles in Linux Kernel community are discussed. Fi-nally, trust in the Linux Kernel community versus other OSS communities is discussed and future re-search paths planned.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe First International Workshop on Trust in Open Source Software (TOSS). Limerick, Ireland, 14 June 2007
Pages203-208
Publication statusPublished - 2007
MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
Event3rd International Conference on Open Source Systems - Limeric, Ireland
Duration: 11 Apr 200714 Apr 2007

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Conference3rd International Conference on Open Source Systems
CountryIreland
CityLimeric
Period11/04/0714/04/07

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Kernel
Linux
Open source software development
Opportunistic behavior
Software
Decision making

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Antikainen, M. (2007). Is trust based on cognitive factors in OSS communities? In The First International Workshop on Trust in Open Source Software (TOSS). Limerick, Ireland, 14 June 2007 (pp. 203-208)
Antikainen, Maria. / Is trust based on cognitive factors in OSS communities?. The First International Workshop on Trust in Open Source Software (TOSS). Limerick, Ireland, 14 June 2007. 2007. pp. 203-208
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Antikainen, M 2007, Is trust based on cognitive factors in OSS communities? in The First International Workshop on Trust in Open Source Software (TOSS). Limerick, Ireland, 14 June 2007. pp. 203-208, 3rd International Conference on Open Source Systems, Limeric, Ireland, 11/04/07.

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Antikainen M. Is trust based on cognitive factors in OSS communities? In The First International Workshop on Trust in Open Source Software (TOSS). Limerick, Ireland, 14 June 2007. 2007. p. 203-208