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    A Systematic Review of Research on Open Source Software in Commercial Software Product Development

    14th International Conference on Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering (EASE)

    Keele University, UK, 12 - 13 April 2010


    Martin Höst and Alma Orucevic-Algic


    The popularity of the open source software development in the last decade, has brought about an increased interest from the industry on how to use open source components, participate in the open source community, build business models around this type of software development, and learn more about open source development methodologies.

    Aim: The aim of this study is to review research carried out on usage of open source components and development methodologies by the industry, as well as companies’ participation in the open source community.

    Method: Systematic review through searches in library databases and manual identification of articles from the open source conference.

    Results: 19 articles were identified. Conclusions: The articles could be divided into four categories: open source as part of component based software engineering, business models with open source in commercial organisation, company participation in open source development communities, and usage of open source processes within a company.


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