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 supported the OSSI project like many other open source research projects in Finland.