Reusing Open Source Code

Value Creation and Value Appropriation Perspectives on Knowledge Reuse

  • Authors
  • Manuel Sojer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIII
  2. Manuel Sojer
    Pages 1-8
  3. Manuel Sojer
    Pages 228-235
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 237-288

About this book


The reuse of existing code through their software developers is critical for firms to ensure efficient development of high-quality software. A recent facet of this topic is the increasing importance of reusing open source code which is often available free of charge via download from the internet, but brings along legal risks through its licenses. In this setting Manuel Sojer empirically investigates which factors influence software developers to reuse open source code and what causes them to comply with the resulting license obligations or not.


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Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Gabler Verlag | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, Wiesbaden 2011
  • Publisher Name Gabler
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-8349-2668-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-8349-6390-1
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