The following publications deal with Debian:
- González-Barahona, J. and M. Ortuño Perez. 2002 Counting Potatoes: The Size of Debian 2.2. Free Open Source Research Community 2002-03.
- Lameter, C. 2002 Debian GNU/Linux: The Past, the Present and the Future. Paper presented at Free Software Symposium 2002, Japan Education Centre.
- Martin Michlmayr. Managing debian. AUUGN, The journal of AUUG Inc., 25(3), 9 2004.
- Robles, G., J. Gonzáles-Barahona, and M. Michlmayr. 2005 Evolution of Volunteer Participation in Libre Software Projects: Evidence from Debian. Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Open Software Systems, 2005 Graz, Austria.
Spaeth et.al. 2006 "Sampling in Open Source Software Development: The case for using the Debian GNU/Linux Distribution" - working draft, accepted paper for HICSS 2007
Abstract: Research on open source (OS) projects often focuses on the SourceForge collaboration platform. We argue that a GNU/Linux distribution, such as Debian, is better suited for the sampling of projects because it avoids biases and contains unique information only available in an integrated environment. Especially research on the reuse of components can build on dependency information inherent in the Debian GNU/Linux package tracking system.
Schmehl. 2007 "Beschreibung der Arbeit eines FLOSS-Projektes am Beispiel Debian" - term paper for an Open Source course covering general aspects of Debian.
Abstract: During the course Open Source in summer term 2007 at the University of Hildesheim several aspects regarding Free, Libre Open Source Software where covered, including reusability, accountability, patent and trademark laws. This term paper deepens an other topic: The "everyday work" of a free software project. As an example the Debian project was used.
Miguel A. Fortuna, Carlos J. Melián. Do scale-free regulatory networks allow more expression than random ones? Journal of Theoretical Biology. Volume 247, Issue 2, 21 July 2007, Pages 331–336
- Juan José Amor, Gregorio Robles, Jesus M. Gonzàlez-Barahona, and Francisco Rivas. Measuring lenny: the size of debian 5.0, 2009.
Gonzalez-Barahona, Jesus M., et al. Macro-level software evolution: a case study of a large software compilation Empirical Software Engineering 14.3 (2009): 262-285.
E Gabriella Coleman. Coding Freedom: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Hacking Princeton University Press, 2012.
Olivier Berger. Linked data descriptions of debian source packages using ADMS.SW. In Elisa F. Kendall, Jeff Z Pan, Ljiljana Stojanovic, and Yuting Zhao, editors, SWESE 2012: 8th International Workshop on Semantic Web Enabled Software Engineering, pages 43–55, Nara, Japan, 2012. (also available as HTML)
Berger, Olivier, and Christian Bac. "Authoritative Linked Data Descriptions of Debian Source Packages Using ADMS.SW." Open Source Software: Quality Verification. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2013. 168-181. (also available as HTML)
Michael Vicente "Le logiciel libre : un dispositif méritocratique ?" (in french) in "La Nouvelle Revue du Travail" , n°3, 2013, published on november 3rd 2013 available online.
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Some citations to investigate:
Ronneburg, F. 2006 Debian GNU/Linux Anwenderhandbuch: Creative Commons Namensnennung.
Publications about Free Software and Open Content in General
OECD 2007 "Giving Knowledge for Free" - The Emergence of Open Educational Resources
Version: Print (Paperback) Availability: Available Publication date: 06 Jun 2007 Language: English Pages: 149 ISBN: 9789264031746 Price: €24 | $29 | £17 | ¥3300 |
Learning resources are often considered key intellectual property in a competitive higher education world. However, more and more institutions and individuals are sharing their digital learning resources over the Internet, openly and for free, as Open Educational Resources (OER). This study, building on previous OECD work on e-learning, asks why this is happening, who is involved and what the most important implications of this development are. The report offers a comprehensive overview of the rapidly changing phenomenon of Open Educational Resources and the challenges it poses for higher education. It examines reasons for individuals and institutions to share resources for free, and looks at copyright issues, sustainability and business models as well as policy implications. It will be of particular interest to those involved in e-learning or strategic decision making within higher education, to researchers and to students of new technologies.