The FLOSS History in Japan: An Ethnographic Approach

Title: The FLOSS History in Japan: An Ethnographic Approach

Authors: Jun Iio (Chuo University), Masayuki Hatta (Surugadai University), Ko Kazaana (Cybozu, Inc.)

Abstract: This paper reports an overview of the Internet history project which especially focuses on Free / Libre / Open-Source Software (FLOSS) history. The project adopts an ethnographical approach and it aims to compose a chronicle on the growth of FLOSS history in Japan. An outcome of the project is expected to be not only a record but a compass for younger generations. The project has already started and conducted several interviews. In this paper, an interim report of our analysis based on the interviews is presented.

This contribution to OpenSym 2015 will be made available as part of the OpenSym 2015 proceedings (or companion) on or after August 19, 2015.

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