A strategic analysis for successful open source software utilization based on a structural equation model

So Young Sohn, Min Seok Mok

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Abstract

Commercial software companies face many challenges when competing in today's fast moving and competitive industry environment. Recently, the use of open source software (OSS) has been proposed as a possible way to address those challenges. OSS provides many benefits, including high-quality software and substantial profits. Nevertheless, OSS has not been effectively utilized in real business. The purpose of this paper is to find what affects the utilization of OSS. For this study, we propose a structural equation model (SEM) to analyze the relationships between the quality factors based on ISO/IEC 9126 and OSS utilization. In addition, we suggest an open source software utilization index (OSSUI) based on the proposed SEM. The results provide us with the controllable feedback information to improve user (programmer) satisfaction during OSS utilization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1014-1024
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Systems and Software
Volume81
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jun 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Information Systems
  • Hardware and Architecture

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