Reusing Open Source Code

Reusing Open Source Code

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The reuse of existing code through their software developers is critical for firms to ensure efficient development of high-quality software. Manuel Sojer empirically investigates which factors influence software developers to reuse open source code and what causes them to comply with the resulting license obligations or not.In response to this availability of the full source code of the router software under GPL terms, hobbyist software ... to purchase a rather inexpensive router and download the modified router software from the internet to have access to much more valuable functionality. ... The Cisco/Linksys case is an example to illustrate that knowledge reuse can affect both firm value creation and firm value appropriation.

Title:Reusing Open Source Code
Author:Manuel Sojer
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2010-11-04


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