Open Source and Open Data: Business Perspectives from the Frontline

  • Juho Lindman
  • Yulia Tammisto
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 365)


Open data initiatives on governmental data seem often to be linked to small software companies, which also use and release software under OSS licenses. This paper calls for more research to understand the similarities between open data and open source software vendors. We build a theoretical linkage between the more established OSS research and emerging research on open data in the context of small software companies.


Open Data Business Perspective Governmental Data Open Government Data Open Source Software Community 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Juho Lindman
    • 1
  • Yulia Tammisto
    • 1
  1. 1.Information Systems ScienceAalto University School of EconomicsAaltoFinland

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