Open Source and Open Standards in Ecommerce Research Paper by shazily

Open Source and Open Standards in Ecommerce
An in-depth look at the use of open source solutions and standards in the world of e-commerce.
# 97264 | 4,190 words | 11 sources | MLA | 2007 | PK

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This paper reviews, evaluates and discusses the emergence and use of open source solutions and standards. The paper reviews the importance, benefits and pitfalls of open source solutions and critically evaluates the future. The paper is written in a two-column format.

The Wonder Years
The Market For OSS
The Public and Private Sectors
Open-Source-A-Me, The Enterprise Structure
Why Open Source Me? Pros, Cons and The Future
The Future

From the Paper:

"MySQL is the overall leader in Open Source databases with over 5 million active installations across the globe and is by the one of the most successful Open Source solutions."
"It is one of the few Open Source software solutions that are available under the dual-license model as it is available both for under GPL and commercial license. MaxDB, which has it's origins as a commercial DB software solution was developed as a result of an alliance between MySQL and SAP to form a market leading enterprise solution, which is capable of running high-end mission-critical applications."

Sample of Sources Used:

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  • Bill Appelbe, The Future of Open Source Software, Journal of Research and Practice in Information Technology, Vol. 35, No. 4, November 2003.
  • Boyer, Marcel, Robert Jacques, The Economics of Free and Open Source Software: Contributions to a Government Policy on Open Source Software, February 2006, Montreal, Canada.
  • Carlo Daffara and Jesus M. Gonzalez-Barahona; Free Software / Open Source: Information Society Opportunities for Europe, Working Paper for Information Society Directorate General of the European Commission, April 2000. Weblink:
  • Gustafson, Paul and Koff, William, Open Source: Open for Business, The leading Egde Forum Technological report. September 2004.

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