Crafting a Systematic Literature Review on Open-Source Platforms

José Paulo Teixeira, Abayomi Baiyere

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This working paper unveils the crafting of a systematic literature review on open-source platforms. The high-competitive mobile devices market, where several players such as Apple, Google, Nokia and Microsoft run a platforms-war with constant shifts in their technological strategies, is gaining increasing attention from scholars. It matters, then, to review previous literature on past platforms-wars, such as the ones from the PC and game-console industries, and assess its implications to the current mobile devices platforms-war. The paper starts by justifying the purpose and rationale behind this literature review on open-source platforms. The concepts of open-source software and computer-based platforms were then discussed both individually and in unison, in order to clarify the core-concept of “open-source platform” that guides this literature review. The detailed design of the employed methodological strategy is then presented as the central part of this paper. The paper concludes with preliminary findings organizing previous literature on open-source platforms for the purpose of guiding future research in this area.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOpen Source Software : Mobile Open Source Technologies
EditorsLuis Corral, Alberto Sillitti, Giancarlo Succi, Jelena Vlasenko, Anthony I. Wasserman
Number of pages10
Place of PublicationBerlin
Publication date2014
ISBN (Print)9783662515341, 9783642551277
ISBN (Electronic)9783642551284
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event10th IFIP WG 2.13 International Conference on Open Source Systems. OSS 2014 - San José, Costa Rica
Duration: 6 May 20159 May 2015
Conference number: 10


Conference10th IFIP WG 2.13 International Conference on Open Source Systems. OSS 2014
Country/TerritoryCosta Rica
CitySan José
SeriesIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology


  • Open-Source
  • Platforms
  • Ecosystems
  • R&D Management

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