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Project Title

Intellectual Property Rights Area and its Relation within the Open Source Domain


Prof. Andrea Pontiggia, University of Cassino

Francesco Bolici, LUISS Guido Carli University

Valeria Quadrini, LUISS Guido Carli University

Project Abstract

Our research project investigates the intellectual property rights area and its relation within the open source domain. In detail, we are studying different types of OS licenses, their diffusion in the software community, and their organizational implications. The research will explicate the link between the organizational characteristics of each software development project and the different OS license adopted. Our main aim is to define the organizational dimensions of a "new" business model and to analyze its sustainability. Demonstrating the economic effectiveness of thees new organizational mechanisms would propose future applications of distributed business model also to different sectors. Also government and public policy aspects will be addressed.