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Open Source Software and Technological Innovation: Competitive Issues

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Abstract

The new model of the products development and distribution represented by the open source movement has an important impact on the composition of the software market because it is a system alternative to the proprietary model. The antitrust analysis of the software market has to value, therefore, the strong effect of the open source development and distribution on the market contendibility and on the effectiveness to substitute the proprietary scheme.

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