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    Benefits and Drawbacks of Open Source Software: An Exploratory Study of Secondary Software Firms

    Morgan, Lorraine and Finnegan, Patrick (2007) Benefits and Drawbacks of Open Source Software: An Exploratory Study of Secondary Software Firms. In: Open Source Development, Adoption and Innovation : IFIP Working Group 2.13 on Open Source Software, June 11–14, 2007, Limerick, Ireland. Springer, pp. 307-312. ISBN 9780387724850

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    Much of the assessment of OSS benefits and drawbacks has been based on anecdotal evidence appearing in practitioner publications, white papers, web articles etc. To a greater extent this research has tended to concentrate more on the technical benefits and drawbacks of OSS rather than their business counterparts. Furthermore, public administrations and companies operating within the primary software sector have traditionally been the focus for research on OSS benefits and drawbacks. Taking the viewpoint of IS/IT managers in 13 companies operating in the secondary software sector in Europe, this paper examines their experiences of the benefits/drawbacks of OSS.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Keywords: Open Source Software; Secondary Software Sector; Benefits; Drawbacks;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Business
    Item ID: 6648
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    Depositing User: Lorraine Morgan
    Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2015 15:09
    Publisher: Springer
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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