Inner Source Definition, Benefits, and Challenges

Abstract: Inner Source (IS) is the use of open source software development practices and the establishment of an open source-like culture within organizations. The organization may still develop proprietary software but internally opens up its development. A steady stream of scientific literature and practitioner reports indicates the interest in this research area. However, the research […]

An Example Charter for Inner Source Programs

Abstract: Inner source software development is firm-internal software development that uses the principles of open source software development to collaborate across intra-organizational boundaries that would otherwise hinder any such collaboration. Inner source breaks down the barriers to collaboration across development silos by setting up an internal ecosystem of readily available software components. To get started […]

Inner Source in Platform-based Product Engineering

Abstract: Inner source is an approach to collaboration across intra-organizational boundaries for the creation of shared reusable assets. Prior project reports on inner source suggest improved code reuse and better knowledge sharing. Using a multiple-case case study research approach, we analyze the problems that three major software development organizations were facing in their product line […]

Inner Source in Platform-based Product Engineering Technical Report

Abstract: Inner source is an approach to collaboration across intra-organizational boundaries for the creation of shared reusable assets. Prior project reports on inner source suggest improved code reuse and better knowledge sharing. Using a multiple-case case study research approach, we analyze the problems that three major software development organizations were facing in their platform-based product […]

Public Upcoming Talks on Open Source and Inner Source

A bit belated, I’m happy to announce two upcoming talks: Tomorrow, 2015-02-05, 16:00, at Mills college (California Bay Area, United States) (flyer) about Sustainable Open Source On 2015-02-19 at Lero, the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre (Galway, Ireland) (flyer) about Inner Source at SAP Both talks are accessible to the public, see the flyers.