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    • ISSN: 1793-8201 (Print), 2972-4511 (Online)
    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Comput. Theory Eng.
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Prof. Mehmet Sahinoglu
Computer Science Department, Troy University, USA
I'm happy to take on the position of editor in chief of IJCTE. We encourage authors to submit papers concerning any branch of computer theory and engineering.

IJCTE 2013 Vol.5(1): 162-165 ISSN: 1793-8201
DOI: 10.7763/IJCTE.2013.V5.669

Analyzing Open Source Business with Porter’s Five Forces

Alireza Amrollahi and Babak Akhgar

Abstract—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.

Index Terms—Open source, strategic analysis, five forces.

A. Amrollahi is with the Faculty of Management, University of Tehran, Iran (e-mail:
B. Akhgar is with the Communication and Computing Research Centre Sheffield Hallam University, UK (e-mail:


Cite: Alireza Amrollahi and Babak Akhgar, "Analyzing Open Source Business with Porter’s Five Forces," International Journal of Computer Theory and Engineering vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 162-165, 2013.

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