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Open source software publishers’ business models: the strategic role of licenses

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1 Author(s)
Muselli, L. ; Sch. of Manage., Queensland Univ. of Technol., Brisbane, QLD

This article aims to examine the strategic role of licenses in software publisherspsila business models. It shows how licenses can be used as a strategic tool to both create value and capture revenues by modifying a given regime of appropriability. It also shows how open source software publishers manage to capture revenues through various business models, according to the type of software they provide.

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Management of Innovation and Technology, 2008. ICMIT 2008. 4th IEEE International Conference on

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21-24 Sept. 2008