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The Demand Side: Assessing Trade-offs and Making Choices

Josh Lerner and Mark Schankerman

in The Comingled Code: Open Source and Economic Development

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014632
eISBN:
9780262289573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014632.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

This chapter examines how users of open source software make the decision between open code and proprietary software. It provides insights into the structure of demand for software and how it relates ... More


The Supply Side: Comingling Open Source and Proprietary Software

Josh Lerner and Mark Schankerman

in The Comingled Code: Open Source and Economic Development

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014632
eISBN:
9780262289573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014632.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

This chapter evaluates the hypothesis that open source software can potentially help promote technological innovation. It analyzes the potential to open source software solve the tension between the ... More


Assessing Government Policies toward Software

Josh Lerner and Mark Schankerman

in The Comingled Code: Open Source and Economic Development

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014632
eISBN:
9780262289573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014632.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

This chapter focuses on government policies on computer software. It examines how a government can develop a framework that facilitates the competitive interactions between open source and ... More


The Comingled Code: Open Source and Economic Development

Josh Lerner and Mark Schankerman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014632
eISBN:
9780262289573
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014632.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

Discussions of the economic impact of open source software often generate more heat than light. Advocates passionately assert the benefits of open source while critics decry its effects. Missing from ... More


The Takeaways

Josh Lerner and Mark Schankerman

in The Comingled Code: Open Source and Economic Development

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014632
eISBN:
9780262289573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014632.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the potential impact of open source software on economic development. It discusses the importance of evaluating the trade-offs between the use ... More


Background and Definitions

Brian Fitzgerald, Jay P. Kesan, Barbara Russo, Maha Shaikh, and Giancarlo Succi

in Adopting Open Source Software: A Practical Guide

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262516358
eISBN:
9780262298261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262516358.003.0002
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

This chapter provides an introduction to the basic terminology related to the adoption of open source software (OSS), which include proprietary software, proprietary data standards, and open data ... More


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