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Open strategies, open source strategies and the issue of value capture in the software industry

Muselli, Laure (2008) Open strategies, open source strategies and the issue of value capture in the software industry. In Robinson, Timothy J., Christensen, Timothy Mark, & Fletcher, Angela Delia (Eds.) 16th Annual Conference on Pacific Basin Finance Economics Accounting Management – Innovation for a Sustainable Future : Visions for 2020, 2 - 4 July 2008, Brisbane, Australia.

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Abstract

Commercial software is traditionally governed by proprietary licenses that allow usage in exchange for a fee. Since the 90’s, more and more commercial software publishers have switched to open source and hybrid licenses Open source licenses allow users to freely download, copy, modify and distribute software whereas hybrid licenses place certain restrictions on freedom. Using Teece’s concept of regime of appropriability (Teece, 1986), we highlight the strategic role of software licenses in both open and open source strategies, as well as the business models allowing open source software publishers to capture value in order to make some profits.

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ID Code: 17174
Item Type: Conference Paper
Additional Information: The contents of this paper can be freely accessed online via the conference's web page (see hypertext link).
Keywords: Open Source, Software, Open Strategies, Business Models
ISBN: 978-1-74107-242-6
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Small Business Management (150314)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Innovation and Technology Management (150307)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Business Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Economics & Finance
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 09 Jan 2009 14:21
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:45

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