Limits of self-organization: Peer production and "laws of quality"
AbstractPeople often implicitly ascribe the quality of peer–production projects such as Project Gutenberg or Wikipedia to what I call “laws” of quality. These are drawn from Open Source software development and it is not clear how applicable they are outside the realm of software. I look at examples from peer production projects to ask whether faith in these laws does not so much guarantee quality as hide the need for improvement.
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Duguid, P. (2006). Limits of self-organization: Peer production and "laws of quality". First Monday, 11(10). https://doi.org/10.5210/fm.v11i10.1405
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