Challenges of the Open Source Component Marketplace in the Industry

  • Claudia Ayala
  • Øyvind Hauge
  • Reidar Conradi
  • Xavier Franch
  • Jingyue Li
  • Ketil Sandanger Velle
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 299)


The reuse of Open Source Software components available on the Internet is playing a major role in the development of Component Based Software Systems. Nevertheless, the special nature of the OSS marketplace has taken the “classical” concept of software reuse based on centralized repositories to a completely different arena based on massive reuse over Internet. In this paper we provide an overview of the actual state of the OSS marketplace, and report preliminary findings about how companies interact with this marketplace to reuse OSS components. Such data was gathered from interviews in software companies in Spain and Norway. Based on these results we identify some challenges aimed to improve the industrial reuse of OSS components.


Open Source Open Source Software Software Reuse Open Source Software Project IEEE Software 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Claudia Ayala
    • 1
    • 2
  • Øyvind Hauge
    • 1
  • Reidar Conradi
    • 1
  • Xavier Franch
    • 2
  • Jingyue Li
    • 1
  • Ketil Sandanger Velle
    • 1
  1. 1.Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)Norway
  2. 2.Technical University of Catalunya (UPC)Spain

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