The need for rigorous academic investigation into open source software (OSS) is pronounced. If the media hype surrounding the topic since 1998 has a kernel of truth, then OSS promises to revolutionise the ways in which organizations build, sell, buy, use and exploit software systems. Needless to say, that’s a big “if”. This panel, which takes the form of a debate, will provide audience members with an up-to-date understanding of OSS built upon the emerging research literature, and detailed arguments both for and against the assertion that open source is revolutionising the software industry.
Feller, Joseph and Fitzgerald, Brian, "Is Open Source Revolutionising the Software Industry?" (2003). ECIS 2003 Proceedings. 29.