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Open source et systèmes critiques : le cas Thales

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  • Nordine Benkeltoum

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Information Systems (IS) literature shows a huge interest for open source technologies as well as from IT (Information Technology) strategies, business models or organization. Nevertheless, research on the application of open source in mission-critical systems is particularly scant. By means of an exploratory study, this article describes the way by which Thales, a firm specialized in mission-critical fields (defense, aircraft industry and security), has setup an ad hoc IT strategy that integrates open source technologies. This strategy relies on a competence center which aiming at acquisition, development and transmission of knowledge inside and outside firm boundaries. Based on this empirical material and the relevant literature, this article suggests a framework for the integration of open source in IT strategy.

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  • Nordine Benkeltoum, 2012. "Open source et systèmes critiques : le cas Thales," Post-Print hal-00905919, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:hal-00905919
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