This chapter reviews the current status of Open Source (OS) and provides new insights into the prerequisites of the OS process as well as the profile of OS contributors. Moreover, it extends the scope of possible business models such to augment those that exist or were already discussed in the past. While the term OS was coined in the context of software development and redistribution, this chapter presents and discusses the concept of OS to include any Open Collaborative Innovation in both software and hardware.
|Title of host publication||E-Entrepreneurship and ICT Ventures|
|Subtitle of host publication||Strategy, Organization and Technology|
|Number of pages||22|
|State||Published - 1 Dec 2010|