The Third Generation of OSS: A Three-Stage Evolution from Gift to Commerce-Economy

  • Toshihiko Yamakami
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 365)


Linux is penetrating into mobile software as the basis for a mobile middleware platform. It is accelerating the increasing visibility of open source software (OSS) components in mobile middleware platforms. Considering the 10-million lines of code of OSS-based industrial platforms such as a mobile middleware platform, engagement in foundations is inevitable for large-scale packages of OSS for industrial solutions. The author discusses the driving factors toward a foundation-based OSS and the transition of the underlying economy types to analyze the transitions to the third-generation OSS.


Open source software (OSS) evolution of OSS industrial OSS foundation-based OSS 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Toshihiko Yamakami
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  1. 1.ACCESS, CTO OfficeChiba-kenJapan

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