Similarities in public sector organizations allow the reuse of SW products using open-source (OS) like characteristics. This enables cost savings as organizations can reuse and tailor SW products developed by other organizations free of charge. However, without coordination SW products will evolve in an uncontrolled manner. This article argues the importance of application lifecycle management during the evolution of SW products in the public sector’s open-source communities.
Kääriäinen J., Pussinen P., Matinmikko T., Oikarinen T., “Lifecycle Management of Open-Source Software in the Public Sector A Model for Community-Based Application Evolution “, Journal: International Journal of Public Information Systems