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A Model of Commercial Open Source Software Product Features

Some while ago I turned my bachelor thesis into a conference paper named “A Model of Commercial Open Source Software Product Features”. Initially, I had hoped to boost the significance of my theoretical findings by conducting a survey. However, we had to exclude it from the final paper due to an underwhelming  number of valid responses.

Reference: Weikert, Florian; Riehle, Dirk (2013). A Model of Commercial Open Source Software Product Features. In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Software Business (ICSOB 2013). Springer Verlag, 2013.

Abstract: Commercial open source software has become an important part of the packaged software product industry. This paper provides a model of individual product features, rather than full-fledged business models, and their perceived value to customers. The model is the result of a three-iteration study, including interview analysis, literature review and the implementation of an empirical survey. Companies can use the feature model to determine their products and business model.

Links: Bachelor thesis (.pdf) | Paper (.pdf) | SpringerLink