Open Source Software development is seen as a panacea by many companies. The promise of community-style development, innovation and cost savings drive the wider adoption of OSS in companies. However, it is still difficult to institutionalize the open and agile culture of sharing innovation especially into larger departmentalized organizations. The aim of… (More)
This paper discusses the meaning of open source in an industrial context. Building a grounded theory from an industry-driven R&D project, our analysis shows that open source in an industrial context is multifaceted. We find that the meaning of open source must be established in the context of the individual organization.
The ability to create high-quality software artifacts that are usable over time is one of the essential requirements of the software business. In such a setting, open source software offers excellent opportunities for sustainability. In particular, safeguarding mechanisms against planned obsolescence by any single actor are built into the definition of open… (More)
Much of earlier emphasis on open data as a public good has been focused primarily upon accessibility and has ruled out the role of rivalry in the creation of horizontal and vertical complements. Rather than framing open data as a public good, this paper positions open data as a common pool resource, which is subject to subtraction by commercial interests.… (More)