Open-Source vs. Proprietary Software

TitleOpen-Source vs. Proprietary Software
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsDalle, J-M, Jullien, N
Date PublishedJanuary

The article studies technological competition between open-source and proprietary software using a model from interaction theory. We argue that the organizational structure of open-source software, allowed by openness of source codes and by the subsequent development of dedicated communities, is a key feature which, together with compatibility, can allow open-source software to overcome existing proprietary standards.

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