This is part 10 of a weekly series of articles to appear in the journal Critical Studies in Peer Production (CSPP). In the series I try to describe analytical patterns developed by the Oekonux Project since over ten years of research on Free Software and commons-based peer production. Please visit the introducing part for the background. Already released patterns: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.
Pattern 10: Germ Form
Last but not least, the most important pattern is the germ form or five-step-model (Holzkamp, 1983). (mehr …)