Technological Risks of Open Source Software Adoption in the Organizational Context – Linux in Munich (LiMux) Case

12 Pages Posted: 20 Jul 2015

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Mario Silic

Swiss School of Business and Management (SSBM); University of St. Gallen - Institute of Information Management

Andrea Back

University of St. Gallen

Date Written: July 18, 2015

Abstract

This article focuses on how to effectively cope with the open source software (OSS) adoption in the enterprise context. Based on the Linux in Munich case study and the identified technological risks of OSS we show challenges and risks for CIOs and propose recommendations to follow when evaluating and calculating risks of OSS adoption.

Keywords: open source, risks, CIO, Linux

Suggested Citation

Silic, Mario and Back, Andrea, Technological Risks of Open Source Software Adoption in the Organizational Context – Linux in Munich (LiMux) Case (July 18, 2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2633005 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2633005

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