Exploring strategies and business models for open source providers of business applications
Janina Ristl, Technical University Darmstadt
Prof. Dr. Peter Buxmann, Technical University Darmstadt
Jin Gerlach, Technical University Darmstadt
Open Source is well known among CIOs. Corresponding software is already established in areas close to system and development. But even for business applications like ERP and CRM systems the offerings are expanding. The focus of our research is to explore strategies and business models for open source providers of business applications.
We would like to use the Sourceforge database to compare the response time of the different ERP project communities and to get some detailed information about the quantity of people who are involved in the different projects.