A Study of the Effect on Business Growth by Utilization and Contribution of Open Source Software in Japanese IT Companies

  • Tetsuo Noda
  • Terutaka Tansho
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 427)


To analyze how OSS effects business growth both through simple use and by deeper engagement as a stakeholder in OSS community, we did questionnaire research to Japanese IT companies in 2012 and 2013. We analyze the progress of utilization and contribution of OSS, and the impact on business growth indicators by them.


Open Source Software Subsequent Period Free Rider Sale Growth Database Technology 
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  1. 1.
    Noda, T., Tansho, T., Coughlan, S.: Effect on business growth by utilization and contribution of open source software in japanese IT companies. In: Petrinja, E., Succi, G., El Ioini, N., Sillitti, A. (eds.) OSS 2013. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, vol. 404, pp. 222–231. Springer, Heidelberg (2013)CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tetsuo Noda
    • 1
  • Terutaka Tansho
    • 1
  1. 1.Shimane UniversityJapan

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