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A stage model of evolution of open source software: Implications for the next stage of open source software development

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1 Author(s)
Toshihiko Yamakami ; ACCESS, 1-10-2 Nakase, Mihama-ku, Chiba-shi, 261-0023 Japan

Open source software (OSS) has steadily penetrated the software industry. OSS can be interpreted in many ways, such as software license, as a development philosophy, and as a development process. OSS has increased in its maturity as a solution for industries in the last decade. OSS also continues to exploit its options as a business model. The author proposes a three stage model of the evolution of OSS. The author coins a new term, organizational OSS, and presents the definition. Then, the author discusses the requirements that lead to a new stage, the driving factors and obstacles toward a new direction in OSS.

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Digital Content, Multimedia Technology and its Applications (IDC), 2010 6th International Conference on

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16-18 Aug. 2010