--- El lun, 17/11/08, Desilets, Alain <Alain.Desilets(a)nrc-cnrc.gc.ca> escribió:
One thing that struck me this AM is that, while most of
have been written by a small core, it is doubtful that you
been able to recruit that small core without a massively
platform. In other words, the magic of Wikipedia is that it
is able to
engage millions of people into creating it, some of whom
part of that core.
You're right, Alain, is the same effect that we have identified
long ago in other massive collaborative projects (but not at the
same level of success, I suspect) like Open Source development
This is only a replication of the same "onion model" identified
by Crowston and Howison in:
We have detected still other interesting similarities. Again
I have to refer to my following thesis for that (I still need
3 more weeks and a couple of revisions from my advisor :S).
PS: I don't have a blog yet. Shame on me ;-).
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