Free Revealing: How Firms Can Profit From Being Open by Oliver AlexyFree Revealing: How Firms Can Profit From Being Open by Oliver Alexy

Free Revealing: How Firms Can Profit From Being Open

byOliver Alexy

Paperback | January 15, 2009

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Over the last decade, the commercial world has more and more embraced open source software such as the Linux operating system. What started out as an ideological movement for "Free Software" and as a hobbyists' thing has largely turned into a ma- stream part of the IT industry. By 2008, even the long-time open source critic Microsoft has created two open source licenses, and it comes as little surprise when Google - leases the complete mobile operating system stack of its Android phone as open source. Yet, how exactly open source software and in particular the open source style of software development are integrated into commercial enterprises is far from being - derstood. Research into open source software and open innovation more broadly only just starts to address these issues. But these questions are of obvious importance for firms considering to launch or extend their open source engagement, and of academic interest to scholars studying open innovation processes.
Dr. Oliver Alexy war Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter bei Prof. Dr. Joachim Henkel am Dr. Theo Schöller-Stiftungslehrstuhl für Technologie- und Innovationsmanagement der Technischen Universität München und ist jetzt am Imperial College London tätig.
Title:Free Revealing: How Firms Can Profit From Being OpenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pagesPublished:January 15, 2009Publisher:Gabler VerlagLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3834914754

ISBN - 13:9783834914750


Table of Contents

Commercial Open Source Software, Open Source Software: Source of Innovation? Top-Down Adoption of OSS, Bottom-Up Adoption of OSS, Managing OSS-Related Processes, Motivation and Incentivizing of OSS Developers, Summary and Outlook: OSS in the 21st Century