Free/Open Services: Conceptualization, Classification, and Commercialization

TitleFree/Open Services: Conceptualization, Classification, and Commercialization
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsGangadharan, G, D’Andrea, V, Weiss, M
Secondary TitleOSS2007: Open Source Development, Adoption and Innovation (IFIP 2.13)
Pagination253 - 258
Date Published2007///
ISSN Number978-0-387-72485-0

The concept of Free/Open Services (F/O-Services) emerges by bringing together services with Free/Open Source Software (FOSS). F/O-Services enable the creation of transparent composite services collectively and allow people and other services to access them. This paper extends the concept of F/O-Services beyond the level of open interfaces, analyzing the associated licensing interpretations and exploring the notion of open service dependencies. Further, the paper overviews the business models for F/O-Services as a part of this social mechanism of exchange.

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