Addressing Lock-in, Interoperability, and Long-Term Maintenance Challenges Through Open Source: How Can Companies Strategically Use Open Source?

TitleAddressing Lock-in, Interoperability, and Long-Term Maintenance Challenges Through Open Source: How Can Companies Strategically Use Open Source?
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsLundell, Björn, Gamalielsson Jonas, Tengblad Stefan, Yousefi Bahram Hooshyar, Fischer Thomas, Johansson Gert, Rodung Bengt, Mattsson Anders, Oppmark Johan, Gustavsson Tomas, Feist Jonas, Landemoo Stefan, and Lönroth Erik
Secondary TitleOpen Source Systems: Towards Robust Practices 13th International Conference on Open Source Systems
Series TitleIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Volume496
Pagination80-88
Date Published05/2017
PublisherSpringer
Abstract

This industry paper reports on how strategic use of open source in company contexts can provide effective support for addressing the fundamental challenges of lock-in, interoperability, and longevity of software and associated digital assets. The fundamental challenges and an overview of an ongoing collaborative research project are presented. Through a conceptual model for open source usage in company contexts we characterise how companies engage with open source and elaborate on how the fundamental challenges can be effectively addressed through open source usage in company contexts.

URLhttps://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-57735-7_9
DOI10.1007/978-3-319-57735-7_9