Managing Commercial Conflicts of Interest in Open Source Foundations

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Details zur Publikation

Autorinnen und Autoren: Weikert F, Riehle D, Barcomb A
Herausgeber: Pekka Abrahamsson, Pasi Tyrväinen, Sami Hyrynsalmi, and Mari Suoranta
Verlag: Springer
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2019
Tagungsband: 10th International Conference on Software Business
Sprache: Englisch


Abstract

When companies opt to open source their software, they may choose to offer the project to an open source foundation. Donating the software to an open source foundation offers a number of advantages, such as access to the foundation’s existing tools and project management. However, in donating the software, the company relinquishes control of the software and grants other foundation members—including competitors—the same rights to the software. Using a multiple-case study research approach, this paper examines how foundations manage conflicts of interest in the open sourcing donation scenario. We find that foundations primarily use a set of well-defined mechanisms to prevent such conflicts from arising, and that the use of these mechanisms can depend on the foundation type.


FAU-Autorinnen und Autoren / FAU-Herausgeberinnen und Herausgeber

Barcomb, Ann Dr.
Professur für Open Source Software
Riehle, Dirk Prof. Dr.
Professur für Open Source Software


Zitierweisen

APA:
Weikert, F., Riehle, D., & Barcomb, A. (2019). Managing Commercial Conflicts of Interest in Open Source Foundations. In Pekka Abrahamsson, Pasi Tyrväinen, Sami Hyrynsalmi, and Mari Suoranta (Eds.), 10th International Conference on Software Business. Jyväskylä, FI: Springer.

MLA:
Weikert, Florian, Dirk Riehle, and Ann Barcomb. "Managing Commercial Conflicts of Interest in Open Source Foundations." Proceedings of the International Conference on Software Business, Jyväskylä Ed. Pekka Abrahamsson, Pasi Tyrväinen, Sami Hyrynsalmi, and Mari Suoranta, Springer, 2019.

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