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    Cyberconflict at the edge of chaos: cryptohierarchies and self-organization in the open source

    Karatzogianni, A. and Michaelides, George (2009) Cyberconflict at the edge of chaos: cryptohierarchies and self-organization in the open source. Capital & Class 33 (1), pp. 143-157. ISSN 0309-8168.

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    Abstract

    This paper differentiates between different levels of conflict in the open-source movement and discusses the role conflict and self-organisation play in the emergence of structures of leadership emergence and the bifurcation into core and peripheral groups and soft control by cryptohierarchies; in the different levels of group polarisation and conflict between communities negotiating their identity, strategy, coordination and complexity; and lastly, in the dynamic relationships between hierarchies and networks. These dynamics are forcing open-source communities to exist at the edge of chaos, and to constantly engage in lines of flight and resistance from the system of global control, while ignoring current capitalist practices and ‘growing their own’ models of self-organising knowledge creation and exchange.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Organizational Psychology
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2016 16:34
    Last Modified: 18 Feb 2016 16:34
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/14408

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