An Evolutionary Model of Enterprise Involvement in OSS: Understanding the Dynamism in the Emerging Strategic Engineering Dimension of OSS

  • Toshihiko Yamakami
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 144)


The size of open source software (OSS) projects has grown to the scale of an entire platform. Complete coverage of the platform facilitates and increases the opportunity for a new paradigm to drive an OSS project, as the strategic direction of an IT company. The author presents case studies of enterprise involvement in OSS projects, such as MySQL, Eclipse, Android and Chrome OS. Then, the author examines the aspects that drive enterprise involvement in OSS. The author proposes a four-stage transition model from shifts of focus in regard to enterprise involvement in OSS. The author discusses the viewpoint of the strategic evolution of OSS from lessons learned in the past.


Mobile Handset Business Ecosystem Apache Software Foundation Enterprise Engagement Corporate Involvement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Toshihiko Yamakami
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  1. 1.Research and Business DevelopmentACCESSChiba-shiJapan

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