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Title: From "community" to "commercial" FLOSS: The case of moodle
Authors: Capiluppi, A
Baravalle, A
Heap, NW
Keywords: Moodle;Open source software;CMS;Software development
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Association for Computing Machinery
Citation: FLOSS '10 Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Emerging Trends in Free/Libre/Open Source Software Research and Development, 11 - 16, 2010
Abstract: This paper documents the evolution of Moodle, an advanced Content Management System, and its transition from a purely volunteer-based project to one driven by commercial interests and stakeholders. The study of its evolution provides evidence of the sustainability of its process: increasing amounts of provided effort by developers correspond to similarly increasing produced outputs to the Moodle system. It is also evident how this OSS system, apart from achieving the transition to a successful multisite, collaborative and community-based OSS project, depends more on its community than its commercial partners.
Description: This is the post-print version of the final published article that is available from the link below. Copyright © 2010 ACM, Inc.
ISBN: 978-1-60558-978-7
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