Consumption and production of digital public goods modeling the impact of different success metrics

Nicholas P. Radtke, Marcus Janssen

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Abstract

With the Internet has come the phenomenon of people volunteering to work on digital public goods such as open source software and online encyclopedia articles. Presumably, the success of individual public goods has an effect on attracting volunteers. However, the definition of success is ill-defined. This paper explores the impact of different success metrics on a simple public goods model. The findings show that the success metrics considered have minimal impact on the behavior of the model, leading to the conclusion that many proposed success metrics measure the same phenomenon.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSpring Simulation Multiconference 2009 - Co-located with the 2009 SISO Spring Simulation Interoperability Workshop
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
StatePublished - Mar 22 2009
Event2009 Spring Simulation Multiconference, SpringSim 2009 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Mar 22 2009Mar 27 2009

Other

Other2009 Spring Simulation Multiconference, SpringSim 2009
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period3/22/093/27/09

Keywords

  • Digital public goods
  • FLOSS
  • Open source software
  • Success metrics
  • Wikipedia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation

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    Radtke, N. P., & Janssen, M. (2009). Consumption and production of digital public goods modeling the impact of different success metrics. In Spring Simulation Multiconference 2009 - Co-located with the 2009 SISO Spring Simulation Interoperability Workshop [26] Association for Computing Machinery, Inc.