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.
Increasing number of companies conduct their business employing various Open source software (OSS) licenses. The choice of correct license determines the business potential of a given software. When the available OSS stack and licensing options grow, so does the need for research concerning the interplay between OSS licensing, sourcing decisions and… (More)
When open source stack and licensing options grow, so does the need to understand the interplay among licensing, sourcing decisions, and business goals.
The software stack opened under Open Source Software (OSS) licenses is growing rapidly. Commercial actors have released considerable amounts of previously proprietary source code. These actions beg the question why companies choose a strategy based on giving away software assets? Research on outbound OSS approach has tried to answer this question with the… (More)
Introduction This article addresses the question of how the right to fork open source projects – to use the source code of an existing program to start a new, independent version – works as a governance mechanism to provide sustainability in open source software. The concept of sustainability is under debate, with numerous rubrics against which the… (More)