How do software ecosystems co-evolve? A view from openstack and beyond

Jose Teixeira, Sami Hyrynsalmi*

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Much research that analyzes the evolution of a software ecosystem is confined to its own boundaries. Evidence shows, however, that software ecosystems co-evolve independently with other software ecosystems. In other words, understanding the evolution of a software ecosystem requires an especially astute awareness of its competitive landscape and much consideration for other software ecosystems in related markets. A software ecosystem does not evolve in insulation but with other software ecosystems. In this research, we analyzed the OpenStack software ecosystem with a focal perspective that attempted to understand its evolution as a function of other software ecosystems. We attempted to understand and explain the evolution of OpenStack in relation to other software ecosystems in the cloud computing market. Our findings add to theoretical knowledge in software ecosystems by identifying and discussing seven different mechanisms by which software ecosystems mutually influence each other: sedimentation and embeddedness of business relationships, strategic management of the portfolio of business relationships, firms values and reputation as a partner, core technological architecture, design of the APIs, competitive replication of functionality and multi-homing. Research addressing the evolution of software ecosystem should, therefore, acknowledge that software ecosystems entangle with other software ecosystems in multiple ways, even with competing ones. A rigorous analysis of the evolution of a software ecosystem should not be solely confined to its inner boundaries.

AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
OtsikkoSoftware Business - 8th International Conference, ICSOB 2017, Proceedings
ToimittajatKarl Werder, Arto Ojala, Helena Holmstrom Olsson
KustantajaSpringer Verlag
Sivut115-130
Sivumäärä16
ISBN (painettu)9783319691909
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - 2017
Julkaistu ulkoisestiKyllä
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisuussa
Tapahtuma8th International Conference on Software Business, ICSOB 2017 - Essen, Germany
Kesto: 12 kesäk. 201713 kesäk. 2017

Julkaisusarja

NimiLecture Notes in Business Information Processing
Vuosikerta304
ISSN (painettu)1865-1348

Konferenssi

Konferenssi8th International Conference on Software Business, ICSOB 2017
Maa/AlueGermany
KaupunkiEssen
Ajanjakso12/06/1713/06/17

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