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Managing OSS As an Integrated Part of Business (OSSI) research project

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In addition to being a software development paradigm open source has impact on business and sociological aspects of work, too. In the research project Managing OSS As an Integrated Part of Business (OSSI) open source was studied from these three different perspectives:

  • business
  • sociology
  • technology

The business perspective was examined further in terms of legal aspects, economics, business models, competitive strategy, and value networks.

OSSI Chart

The project lasted two years (2005-2007) and the final report can be found in FOSSBazaar. Project publications and other information are available at the project homepage

COSS joins FOSSBazaar

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The Finnish Centre for Open Source Solutions (COSS) has joined the FOSSBazaar community as an associate partner in October 2008. It's about time to tell shortly about COSS and our activities and how things are going in Finland.

COSS was founded in 2003 as a national development agency for open source business ecosystem in Finland. It is coordinated by Technology Centre Hermia, which operates also other networks like Sombiz (Social Media Business Network) and Neogames (Finnish National Centre of Game Business, Research and Education).