Author: Dirk Riehle
Abstract: Open source software has changed the rules of the game, impacting significantly the economic behavior of stakeholders in the software ecosystem. In this new environment, developers strive to be committers, vendors feel pressure to produce open source products, and system integrators anticipate boosting profits.
Reference: IEEE Computer, vol. 40, no. 4 (April 2007). Page 25-32.
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