Via Zbigniew Lukasiak: The economy of Open Source - when self-identification is not efficient.
According to "The Wealth of Networks" Open Source as an example of
Peer Production is governed by an economy of self-identification
significantly different from the traditional money market economy with
it's own quirks and inefficiencies:
"the self-identification that is central to the relative information
efficiency of peer production is not always perfect"
As a practictioneer of Open Source I can attest that this is true and
I want to research the ways in which it is inefficient and how to
prevent it. The first phase of my research is to gather evidence
about the main modes of failure - this is what this wiki page is for.
Note 1. This can be widen to cover all Peer Production - but I am
mostly familiar with Open Source and also I believe that most of the
practical evidence will come from this narrow perspective.