Drupal as a Commons-Based Peer Production community: a sociological perspective

Doctoral Symposium, OpenSym 2014 (Berlin, 26/08/2014)

The aim of this research consists of extracting a set of insights related to the dynamics, group decision making procedures, motivations to contribute and mechanisms employed in the coordination of Commons-Based Peer Production communities, using as a case study the community responsible for the development of the Free/Libre Open Source Software Drupal. A sociological perspective is taken for this purpose, and a set of social research qualitative and quantitative methods employed for the study of online communities (virtual ethnography) are being used.