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Assessing the role of open source software in the European secondary software sector: a voice from industry

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dc.contributor.author Agerfalk, Par J.
dc.contributor.author Deverell, Andrea
dc.contributor.author Fitzgerald, Brian
dc.contributor.author Morgan, Lorraine
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-09T14:17:13Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-09T14:17:13Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.citation First International Conference on Opena Source Systems en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/2157
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper addresses the open source software (OSS) phenomenon from an industry perspective and reveals a number of complexities surrounding the role of OSS in the secondary software sector. It presents the research results of an international workshop which was hosted with the explicit intention of extracting the voice of key industrial stakeholders. The data was gathered and analysed using a qualitative approach which revealed the key strengths and weaknesses of OSS from an industrial perspective. This formed the foundations for developing a framework describing the emerging commercial incarnation of OSS (we refer to this as Open Source Software, Inc.) The paper concludes that the European secondary software sector recognise the benefits of leveraging OSS but are aware of key issues pertinent to such an end. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.relation 004337 en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.subject open source software en_US
dc.subject industry en_US
dc.subject European industry en_US
dc.title Assessing the role of open source software in the European secondary software sector: a voice from industry en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor European Commission en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI en_US
dc.relation.projectid FP6 Project en_US
dc.relation.projectid B4 Step en_US

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