Slides talking about OSSCube Swanand J. Deodhar
Case Study <ul><li>Selection of organization: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Based on the definition of OSS firm given by Rossi & B...
Case Study: Data Collection <ul><li>I interacted with three people from OSSCube </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One of the founder m...
Case Study: Data Collection <ul><li>Archival emails from two OSS communities where the OSSCube members participated were a...
Case Study: Background <ul><li>OSSCube Technologies : An organization started in 2006 by a team of serial entrepreneurs. <...
Case Study: Background <ul><li>OSSCube has competencies across multiple OSS technologies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Databases (...
Case Study: Community Collaboration <ul><li>OSSCube organizes  ‘informal interaction programs’  to facilitate the discussi...
OSS: Communities  and Firms <ul><li>OSS communities:  Distributed groups of individuals focused on solving a general probl...
References <ul><li>Dahlander L. and Magnusson M. (2005) Relationships Between Open Source Software Companies and Communiti...
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  1. 1. Slides talking about OSSCube Swanand J. Deodhar
  2. 2. Case Study <ul><li>Selection of organization: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Based on the definition of OSS firm given by Rossi & Bonaccorsi (2005), an organization was selected that had full business dependency in the OSS domain. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Focus in the case study was to see if the selected organization made any special efforts towards aforementioned factors in its OSS community collaboration </li></ul>Click here for seeing the definition of OSS firms
  3. 3. Case Study: Data Collection <ul><li>I interacted with three people from OSSCube </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One of the founder members of the organization and currently the Vice-president of OSSCube </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Manager of the organization. He is responsible for successful collaboration with the OSS community. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Person in-charge of corporate communications. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The rationale for selection of the respondents: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The three respondents form the part of the OSS evangelist team at OSSCube. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>At OSSCube, this team is responsible for OSS community collaborations. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Case Study: Data Collection <ul><li>Archival emails from two OSS communities where the OSSCube members participated were also used as a data source. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SugarCRM Project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OSSCamp Delhi </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Archival data about the company was collected through online reports and company’s website. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Case Study: Background <ul><li>OSSCube Technologies : An organization started in 2006 by a team of serial entrepreneurs. </li></ul><ul><li>Established as a training arm of another organization, ValueOne Pvt. Ltd. </li></ul><ul><li>Operates solely in the OSS domain. </li></ul><ul><li>Business model driven by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>OSS Consultancy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OSS Training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OSS-based Application Development </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Case Study: Background <ul><li>OSSCube has competencies across multiple OSS technologies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Databases (e.g. MySQL) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Application development frameworks (e.g. Ruby on Rails) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Content management systems (e.g. Drupal) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Software stacks (e.g. LAMP) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Intelligence Suites (e.g. Pentaho) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>OSSCube has serving clients in the following business domains: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Healthcare </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Government </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Case Study: Community Collaboration <ul><li>OSSCube organizes ‘informal interaction programs’ to facilitate the discussion with the OSS community </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Open source software camps (OSS Camps) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>OSSCube allows its own developers to contribute to OSS projects and participate in OSS forums </li></ul><ul><li>OSSCube also has a separate ‘OSS evangelist team’ to streamline OSS community collaboration efforts </li></ul><ul><li>OSSCube does not measure the business value of the OSS community collaboration. Thus ensuring that the focus is on collaborating with the community and not on calculating the return on resource investment </li></ul>
  8. 8. OSS: Communities and Firms <ul><li>OSS communities: Distributed groups of individuals focused on solving a general problem and/or developing a new solution supported by computer mediated communication. (Dahlander & Wallin, 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>OSS firms: Firms that supply OSS-based products and services (Rossi & Bonaccorsi, 2005) </li></ul>Click here to go back to the previous slide
  9. 9. References <ul><li>Dahlander L. and Magnusson M. (2005) Relationships Between Open Source Software Companies and Communities: Observations from Nordic Firms, Research Policy (34) </li></ul><ul><li>Rossi C. And Bonaccorsi A. (2005) Why profit-oriented companies enter the OS field? Intrinsic vs. extrinsic incentives, Open Source Application Spaces: Fifth Workshop on Open Source Software Engineering (5-WOSSE) </li></ul>

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