A case study

Open source community and the commercial enterprise

Kevin Gary, Harry Koehnemann, John Blakley, Cheryl Goar, Holly Mann, Al Kagan

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Abstract

Open source opens new ground for software development houses and other IT shops. New business models that range from support services to pure product development now consider open source a key component of their core business plan. This has led to interesting relationships between open source communities and vendors who must co-exist for each other's survival. In this paper we share a case study experience of a relatively small software development and support shop whose business model relies on open source software. This experience describes the advantages and disadvantages, discussing the blending of business objectives, cultures, people, and software practices across an open source community and software vendor. Lessons learned and perspectives on how such arrangements may fail or succeed are shared.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationITNG 2009 - 6th International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations
Pages940-945
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
Event6th International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations, ITNG 2009 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: Apr 27 2009Apr 29 2009

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Other6th International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations, ITNG 2009
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period4/27/094/29/09

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  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems

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Gary, K., Koehnemann, H., Blakley, J., Goar, C., Mann, H., & Kagan, A. (2009). A case study: Open source community and the commercial enterprise. In ITNG 2009 - 6th International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations (pp. 940-945). [5070744] https://doi.org/10.1109/ITNG.2009.313

A case study : Open source community and the commercial enterprise. / Gary, Kevin; Koehnemann, Harry; Blakley, John; Goar, Cheryl; Mann, Holly; Kagan, Al.

ITNG 2009 - 6th International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations. 2009. p. 940-945 5070744.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Gary, K, Koehnemann, H, Blakley, J, Goar, C, Mann, H & Kagan, A 2009, A case study: Open source community and the commercial enterprise. in ITNG 2009 - 6th International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations., 5070744, pp. 940-945, 6th International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations, ITNG 2009, Las Vegas, NV, United States, 4/27/09. https://doi.org/10.1109/ITNG.2009.313
Gary K, Koehnemann H, Blakley J, Goar C, Mann H, Kagan A. A case study: Open source community and the commercial enterprise. In ITNG 2009 - 6th International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations. 2009. p. 940-945. 5070744 https://doi.org/10.1109/ITNG.2009.313
Gary, Kevin ; Koehnemann, Harry ; Blakley, John ; Goar, Cheryl ; Mann, Holly ; Kagan, Al. / A case study : Open source community and the commercial enterprise. ITNG 2009 - 6th International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations. 2009. pp. 940-945
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