Title: On the role of FOSS business models and participation architectures in supporting open innovation
Authors: Michelle W. Purcell (College of Computing & Informatics Drexel University)
Abstract: Most research regarding innovation in free and open source software (FOSS) pertains to identifying supporting conditions for promoting code contribution. This raises concerns about the ability of FOSS communities to remain innovative based only on the perspectives of developer-users. Preliminary research suggests different open source business models may provide motivation to support greater involvement of non-developer users. This research focuses on understanding the relationship between business model and supporting participation architectures, beyond users’ code contributions, to enable user participation in design of the software.
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