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Special features of Free Software

Cooperation in Free Projects

  • Informal

    Roles suited to the project's need rather than a fixed set of roles

    No formal qualification needed

    Self-appointment as a general tendency

    Official appointment as acknowledgment of a existing practice

    No votes on people

  • No fixed boundaries

    For instance: No clear division between producers and consumers

  • Voluntary

  • Variable over time

    People come and go

  • Variable over intensity

    People start and stop contributing as they like

  • Unequal

    Everyone may contribute as s/he likes

    Some have more influence than others

    Different abilities are appreciated


Cooperation is voluntary, variable and unequal

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