Economic Model for Impact of Open Source Software

TitleEconomic Model for Impact of Open Source Software
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsKhalak, A
Date PublishedNovember

This paper presents an economic model of the impact of Open Source Software (OSS) upon a commercial software market. Agents are used to model the users (buyers), the companies (sellers), the code bank (marketplace), and the OSS community (source of free goods). The effect of introducing open source products into an equilibrium commercial market is investigated with respect to demand structure.

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