, I. Groher, E. Schludermann, S. Biffl:
"Software Ecosystems vs. Natural Ecosystems: Learning from the Ingenious Mind of Nature
Vortrag: Second Workshop on Software Ecosystems, Copenhagen, Denmark; 23.08.2010 - 26.08.2010; in:"Proc. Second Workshop on Software Ecosystems
", I. Gorton, C. Cuesta, M. Ali Babar (Hrg.); ACM, (2010), ISBN: 978-1-4503-0179-4; S. 96 - 102.
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The use of the term ecosystem in the context of extensible software
platforms and third-party developers or user communities
has made us ponder about the similarities between software ecosystems
and natural ecosystems. We therefore compare software
ecosystems and natural ecosystems to present an agenda for further
research by analyzing some key characteristics of both types
of ecosystems. We discuss the regulatory factors and mechanisms
existing in nature, and then deduce key challenges that need to be
dealt with, in order to achieve healthy operation of software ecosystems.