A Model of Commercial Open Source Software Product Features

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 150)


Commercial open source software has become an important part of the packaged software product industry. This paper provides a model of individual product features, rather than full-fledged business models, and their perceived value to customers. The model is the result of a three-iteration study, including interview analysis, literature review and the implementation of an empirical survey. Companies can use the feature model to determine their products and business model.


Intellectual Property Open Source Business Model Product Feature Open Source Software 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-NürnbergItaly

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