Schweik addresses Technology, Knowledge and Society conference
Charles Schweik, associate professor of Environmental Conservation and Public Policy, gave a plenary address on Jan. 14 during the annual International Technology, Knowledge and Society conference in Vancouver, British Columbia.
His talk, “Internet-based Collaboration in Open Source Software,” described some of the history of open-source software, as well as some selected results from a five-year National Science Foundation-funded study on the topic. Schweik also noted how open-source collaborative principles on the Internet are being deployed in other areas, such as in collaborative writing, hardware design, scientific collaboration, innovation in culture, and educational material production.
This lecture was based in part on research that was the foundation for Internet Success: A Study of Open Source Software Commons, by Schweik and Robert English, a graduate of the Master’s in Public Policy and Administration program.