A Study of the Effect on Business Development by Utilization and Contribution of Open Source Software in Japanese IT Companies
ニホン ノ IT キギョウ ニ オケル オープン ソース・ソフトウェア ノ カツヨウ・カイハツ コウケン ガ キギョウ セイチョウ ニ アタエル エイキョウ ニ カンスル ケンキュウ
野田, 哲夫丹生, 晃隆
101 , 島根大学法文学部
Open Source Software（OSS）is the software of which source code is open to public, and then users can study and improve them corresponding to the application and market needs. This study conducted the questionnaire survey to IT companies in Japan, investigating how OSS utilization and contribution to the development community affect the business growth of companies. The survey was first implemented in 2012 and continued for 3 consecutive years until 2014. In order to analyze the transition during these 3 years in terms of the OSS utilization, contribution, and company growth, t-test was employed to each of the average data. As the fourth report of the series of this study, we will present the result of the analysis and implications for the further research.