Open-Source Software Issues

Open-Source Software Issues

Sofiane Sahraoui (American University of Sharjah, UAE)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-060-8.ch004


Two major research publications have recently dedicated special issues to the emerging field of OSS (Research policy, 2003; Management Science, 2006). Likewise, major information systems conferences are starting to list OSS as a research track (IRMA2004, Working IFIP 8.6) translating the heightened importance of this phenomenon in the business world. Undoubtedly, OSS has been admitted as a legitimate field of study in the realm of business academics, but OSS research remains largely trailing the gigantic developments in the open-source industry.

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