Experiences on Product Development with Open Source Software

TitleExperiences on Product Development with Open Source Software
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsJaaksi, A
Secondary TitleOSS2007: Open Source Development, Adoption and Innovation (IFIP 2.13)
Pagination85 - 96
Date Published2007///
ISSN Number978-0-387-72485-0
Keywordsgtk, linux, nokia, tablet

This article discusses Nokia’s experiences of using open source in commercial product development. It presents the development model used in the creation of mobile consumer devices and highlights the opportunities and challenges experienced. This article concludes that the main benefits come from the utilization of already available open source components, and from their quality and flexibility. It illustrates the challenges and solutions faced when mixing open and closed development models at Nokia.

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