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An Opportunity for Libre Software Companies: Emerging Market in Developing Countries
Year:2009
Research Areas
  • Programming language
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Abstract
In recent years many aspects of the software business have changed. Software companies have gone from producing software applications and selling their proprietary code to providing open source applications and focusing their business on offering services related to the adaptation, installation, and maintenance of that software, together with related training. Libre software companies use a business model which provides new opportunities in markets where proprietary software in not viable. In this article we describe an interesting business opportunity which in emerging for libre software companies: the software needs of developing countries. There countries are becoming an emerging market for development software, a market which is particularly interesting because, bearing in mind their special needs and constraints, they are a perfect are scenario for the libre software approach. Finally, we will also discuss the influence of a number of catalysts which are really having an effect on this target market.
International
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JCR
No
Title
The European Journal for the Informatics Professional
ISBN
1684-5285
Impact factor JCR
0
Impact info
Volume
X
Journal number
3
From page
51
To page
53
Month
JUNIO
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Jesús Martínez Mateo (Dpto. Matemática Aplicada de la Facultad de Informática, U.P.M.)
  • Autor: Susana Muñoz Hernandez (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: BABEL: Desarrollo de Software Fiable y de Alta Calidad a partir de Tecnología Declarativa
  • Departamento: Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos e Ingeniería de Software
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