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

Höst, Martin LU and Orucevic-Alagic, Alma LU (2011) In Information and Software Technology 53(6). p.616-624
Abstract
Context

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. There is a need to understand the results of research in this area.



Objective

Since there is a need to understand conducted research, the aim of this study is to summarize the findings of research that has ben carried out on usage of open source components and development methodologies by the industry, as well as companies’ participation in the open source... (More)
Context

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. There is a need to understand the results of research in this area.



Objective

Since there is a need to understand conducted research, the aim of this study is to summarize the findings of research that has ben 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. The search was first carried out in May 2009 and then once again in May 2010.



Results

In 2009, 237 articles were first found, from which 19 were selected based on content and quality, and in 2010, 76 new articles were found from which four were selected. Twenty three articles were identified in total.



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 (Less)
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Business models, Component based software engineering, Commercial, Proprietary, Open source software
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Information and Software Technology
volume
53
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6
pages
616 - 624
publisher
Elsevier
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  • wos:000290460900006
  • scopus:79953687366
ISSN
0950-5849
DOI
10.1016/j.infsof.2010.12.009
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English
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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. There is a need to understand the results of research in this area.<br/><br>
<br/><br>
Objective<br/><br>
Since there is a need to understand conducted research, the aim of this study is to summarize the findings of research that has ben carried out on usage of open source components and development methodologies by the industry, as well as companies’ participation in the open source community.<br/><br>
<br/><br>
Method<br/><br>
Systematic review through searches in library databases and manual identification of articles from the open source conference. The search was first carried out in May 2009 and then once again in May 2010.<br/><br>
<br/><br>
Results<br/><br>
In 2009, 237 articles were first found, from which 19 were selected based on content and quality, and in 2010, 76 new articles were found from which four were selected. Twenty three articles were identified in total.<br/><br>
<br/><br>
Conclusions<br/><br>
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},
  author       = {Höst, Martin and Orucevic-Alagic, Alma},
  issn         = {0950-5849},
  keyword      = {Business models,Component based software engineering,Commercial,Proprietary,Open source software},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {616--624},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Information and Software Technology},
  title        = {A systematic review of research on open source software in commercial software product development},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.infsof.2010.12.009},
  volume       = {53},
  year         = {2011},
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