Michael Goldhaber on Thu, 18 May 2000 13:16:09 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> OFSS01: First Orbiten Free Software Survey

One thing about the study results that struck me is their genral
simialrity in shape ofdistribution  and authorship to a simlar analysis
of publications in science. Most scinetists turn out to have only one
publication in thier name; atiny percentage contribute very many. these
statistics were first discussed avbout 40years ago by Derek J. DeSolla
Price, included, I believe, in a book of his  called Big Science, Little
Science. It would be intersting to make a more detailed comparison. I
suspect the factors leading to these distributions may acutally be
similar in both fields.


Michael H. Goldhaber

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