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Contribution of gender towards open source software: A preliminary study


Mahmod, Musyrifah and Md Dahalin, Zulkhairi and Abdul Hamid, Norsiah and Ahmad, Azizah (2012) Contribution of gender towards open source software: A preliminary study. In: Knowledge Management International Conference (KMICe) 2012, 4 – 6 July 2012, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

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Abstract

Open Source Software(OSS)innovation process has become a prominent phenomenon on how software is developed.Yet, gender issues in software industry seem to be duplicated in OSS innovation process.This paper discusses preliminary findings to address the lacuna in the area of OSS innovation process and gender.The study is guided by Social Construction of Technology (SCOT) theory and Feminist theory.This study offer insights for OSS community, not only the benefit towards gender and minorities but familiarizing them with the dynamics, issues and challenges related to OSS innovation thus enhanced their understanding of gender’s and minorities’ contribution in OSS innovation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN: 9789832078661 Organized by: UUM College of Art & Sciences, Universiti Utara Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Open Source Software, SCOT, Feminist Theory
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences
Depositing User: Mdm. Musyrifah Mahmod
Date Deposited: 20 May 2014 07:47
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2016 07:27
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/11022

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