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Title: A structure for innovation reproduction in the Eclipse OSS ecosystem
Authors: Mizushima, Kazunori
Ikawa, Yasuo
Keywords: Open Source Software
motivation
vender
individual
Eclipse
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Inderscience
Magazine name: International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development
Volume: 6
Number: 4
Start page: 420
End page: 440
DOI: 10.1504/IJISD.2012.050867
Abstract: In an open source software (OSS) development community supported by spontaneous volunteers, personal interests, technical capabilities, hunger for fame, and the satisfaction of contribution to the public good are said to be motivating factor for participation. In that community, vendors always play auxiliary roles, and integrate the result of OSS into their business activities. However, in the Eclipse open source software community, the main role of OSS development activities is taken over by vendors. The relationship between individuals and vendors is reversed. Therefore, it becomes important to maintain the motivation of the development community, promote innovation and link the activities to the profit of vendors. In other words, management of co-creation and competition are being conducted at the same time. This paper tries to clarify internal and external structures in an OSS ecosystem led by vendors considering the Eclipse community as one particular case. it also constructs a co-creation model to promote sustainable development for an OSS ecosystem. Some mechanisms that drive this process are embedded everywhere in the Eclipse ecosystem.
Rights: This is the author’s version of a work accepted for publication by Inderscience. Copyright (C) 2012 Inderscience. Kazunori Mizushima and Yasuo Ikawa, International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development, 6(4), 2012, 420-440. http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJISD.2012.050867
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10119/12865
Material Type: author
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