IP Modularity in Software Ecosystems: How SugarCRM's IP and Business Model Shape Its Product Architecture

@inproceedings{Waltl2012IPMI,
  title={IP Modularity in Software Ecosystems: How SugarCRM's IP and Business Model Shape Its Product Architecture},
  author={J. Waltl and J. Henkel and C. Baldwin},
  booktitle={ICSOB},
  year={2012}
}
  • J. Waltl, J. Henkel, C. Baldwin
  • Published in ICSOB 2012
  • Computer Science
  • We provide a case study of the concept of “IP modularity,” analyzing the case of SugarCRM. The modular architecture of this platform software is aligned with its intellectual property structure in such a way that the firm can derive, from the same code tree, an open source community version and a proprietary version. The software’s IP modular structure also facilitates the development of complements by distributed and anonymous complementors and simplifies downstream customizations, thus… CONTINUE READING
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