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 … Continue reading “Inner Source Definition, Benefits, and Challenges”

Invited Research Talk on Inner Source at FSE 2016

I’m giving an invited research talk (“journal-first”) at FSE 2016 in Seattle today, Nov 15, 2016. It is in Session 5, right after lunch. The underlying Transactions on Software Engineering (TSE) paper is available here. More on inner source here.

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 … Continue reading “An Example Charter for Inner Source Programs”

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 … Continue reading “Inner Source in Platform-based Product Engineering”

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 … Continue reading “Inner Source in Platform-based Product Engineering Technical Report”

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.

Upcoming Talk: Inner Source in Product Line Engineering

The interest remains; I’ve given my new talk on Inner Source at a couple of companies now (ask me!) and next time will be at CMU (in Silicon Valley, broadcast to Pittsburgh) next Tuesday, November 5, 2013. The talk was originally going to be hosted by Tony Wasserman, now by Hakan Erdogamus, and is open … Continue reading “Upcoming Talk: Inner Source in Product Line Engineering”