An agent-based model of technological innovation
Randy Casstevens, George Mason University
We are developing an agent-based model of technological innovation. In this model, a heterogeneous group of agents are creating new innovations, which are then diffused to the rest of the agent population. The SourceForge.net data will enable us to compare model results with empirical data about innovation. By having a model of innovation, we hope to obtain a better understanding of innovation and especially innovation in open source software.