The Economic Motivation of Open Source Software: Stakeholder Perspectives

  title={The Economic Motivation of Open Source Software: Stakeholder Perspectives},
  author={Dirk Riehle},
Open source software has enabled large system integrators to increase their profits through cost savings and reach more customers due to flexible pricing. This has upset existing ecosystems and shuffled structural relationships, resulting in the emergence of firms providing consulting services to open source projects. This new breed of service firm in turn lives or dies by its ability to recruit and retain appropriate talent. For such talent, in particular for software developers, life has… 

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