NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Half a Century of Public Software Institutions: Open Source as a Solution to Hold-Up Problem

Michael Schwarz, Yuri Takhteyev

NBER Working Paper No. 14946
Issued in May 2009

---- Acknowledgements -----

We are grateful to Jacques Crémer, Ara Keys, Paul Laskowski, Luisa Schwartzman, Marshall Van Alstyne and Rajesh Veeraraghavan for comments and suggestions. We also would like to thank for comments seminar participants at CMU, Microsoft Research and Fifth bi-annual conference on the Economics of the Software and Internet Industries. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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