A systematic review of research on open source software in commercial software product development

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Abstract

Background: The popularity of the open source software development in the last decade, has brought about
an increased interest from the industry on how to use open source components, participate in the open
source community, build business models around this type of software development, and learn more about
open source development methodologies.
Aim: The aim of this study is to review research carried out on usage of open source components
and development methodologies by the industry, as well as companies’ participation in the open source
community.
Method: Systematic review through searches in library databases and manual identification of articles from
the open source conference.
Results: 19 articles were identified.
Conclusions: The articles could be divided into four categories: open source as part of component based
software engineering, business models with open source in commercial organization, company participation
in open source development communities, and usage of open source processes within a company.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication[Host publication title missing]
PublisherBCS eWIC
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event14th International Conference on Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering (EASE), (2010) - Keele University, United Kingdom
Duration: 2010 Apr 122010 Apr 13
Conference number: 14

Conference

Conference14th International Conference on Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering (EASE), (2010)
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityKeele University
Period2010/04/122010/04/13

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Computer Science

Keywords

  • business models
  • component based software engineering
  • open source software
  • proprietary
  • commercial

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