This paper integrates previously published patterns (many of them documented by the author) for open source businesses through narratives. An open source business employs open source as a strategy to strengthen its business model. The paper makes three contributions: it links patterns by creating narratives of how they have been applied by different companies; it documents pattern sequences for each example; and it proposes a way to group the patterns that reflects how strategic open source is to a business.

Business, Narrative, Open source software, Patterns
dx.doi.org/10.1145/3282308.3282332
23rd European Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs, EuroPLoP 2018
Department of Systems and Computer Engineering

Weiss, M. (2018). Business of open source: A case study of integrating existing patterns through narratives. In ACM International Conference Proceeding Series. doi:10.1145/3282308.3282332