Reading Group Values, Motivations and Politics of Open IP

4 February 2019, 13:00 - 15:00

Seminar Room SG2, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road

A related and repeating theme in the study of open approaches to intellectual property is the motivation for people and organisations to share their knowledge or IP and how this reflects their personal or collective values. Previous work in open source software has established a wide range of social motivations in addition to material self-interest. This initial reading group will lay out some of the concepts and existing literature in software as we look to consolidate evidence from other areas of technology during the term.



  • Potts, Jason, Behavioral Innovation Economics. Roger Franz (ed) Handbook for Behavioral Economics, Routledge: London. (2016).
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  • Von Krogh, G., Haefliger, S., Spaeth, S., & Wallin, M. W. (2012). Carrots and rainbows: Motivation and social practice in open source software development. MIS quarterly, 649-676.

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