Although the open-source software (oss) adoption is highly discussed in public, the same topic has not drawn much intention in research. This work is closing the gap by presenting a detailed analysis of open-source software adoption. We construct a new model to explain the adoption of oss within this paper. Therefore, we do a meta-analysis of established oss migration studies and identify the factors which are influencing the decision to adopt oss in companies. To evaluate this model we perform a case study. The statistical results of this study are also used to classify and compare the influencing factors and the case study's participants.
Moeller, Steffen and Schrey, Christoph, "Adoption of Open-Source Software" (2007). ICEB 2007 Proceedings. 33.