Analyzing Open Source business with Porter’s five forces

Alireza Amrollahi, Babak Akhgar

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Today many IT companies (in both commercial and non-profit sectors) use Open Source as their main infrastructure, and as consequence they face to some social, cultural and financial aspects of OS. Now a day, the use of open source software in IT businesses, and in the IT market is going to become popular and accepted. In this paper we try to make a strategic analysis of OS business model by using the Porter’s five forces framework. We study many case studies and previous researches for this analysis and recognize that the issue of license and revenue model has to be precisely considered while a firm adopts the open source strategy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)162-165
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Computer Theory and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Open source
  • strategic analysis
  • five forces


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