Software Ecosystem: Understanding an Indispensable Technology and Industry

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Overview

Software has gone from obscurity to indispensability in less than fifty years.

Although other industries have followed a similar trajectory, software and its supporting industry are different. In this book the authors explain, from a variety of perspectives, how software and the software industry are different—technologically, organizationally, and socially.The growing importance of software requires professionals in all fields to deal with both its technical and social aspects; therefore, users and producers of software need a common vocabulary to discuss software issues. In Software Ecosystem, Messerschmitt and Szyperski address the overlapping and related perspectives of technologists and nontechnologists. After an introductory chapter on technology, the book is organized around six points of view: users, and what they need software to accomplish for them; software engineers and developers, who translate the user's needs into program code; managers, who must orchestrate the resources, material and human, to operate the software;industrialists, who organize companies to produce and distribute software; policy experts and lawyers, who must resolve conflicts inside and outside the industry without discouraging growth and innovation; and economists, who offer insights into how the software market works. Each chapter considers not only the issues most relevant to that perspective but also relates those issues to the other perspectives as well. Nontechnologists will appreciate the context in which technology is discussed; technical professionals will gain more understanding of the social issues that should be considered in order to make software more useful and successful.

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"Software Ecosystem is an encyclopedic and cutting-edge book. Bridging the technological and business spheres, it will be a terrific resource for anyone working in or studying the software industry."—Richard N. Langlois, Department of Economics, University ofConnecticut

"Marketers, programmers, consultants, and lawyers all participate in the software ecosystem. This book will help professionals who fill any of these roles to go beyond the buzzwords to understand the rest of the system they inhabit." Paul Resnick, University of Michigan School ofInformation

"Marketers, programmers, consultants and lawyers all participate in the software ecosystem. This book will help professionals who fill any of these roles to go beyond the buzzwords to understand the rest of the system they inhabit."—Paul Resnick, University of Michigan School ofInformation

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780262134323
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2003
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

David Messerschmitt is Roger A. Strauch Professor of Electrical Engineering and ComputerSciences at the University of California, Berkeley.

Clemens Szyperski is a Software Architect at Microsoft in Redmond and affiliated withMicrosoft Research. He is a School of Computer Science Adjunct Professor at Queensland University ofTechnology, Australia.

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Table of Contents

Preface
1 Introduction 1
2 Information Technology 13
3 Users 41
4 Creating Software 67
5 Management 121
6 Software Supply Industry 171
7 Software Creation Industry 199
8 Government 267
9 Economics 309
10 The Future 351
Postscript 361
Notes 365
Glossary 375
References 391
About the Authors 403
Name Index 405
Subject Index 409
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