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Register now for Forum Open Source 2017

On June 20th, the the 2017 Bitkom Open Source Forum will take place in Berlin. In my opinion, this is the best vendor-neutral opportunity in Germany to meet and listen to open source experts and how open source is shaping the German and international software industry. I will present my main blockbuster talk on

why software vendors, large and small, “give away their intellectual property” by contributing to an open source project.

Essentially, I will be talking about the business models and industry strategies underlying contribution to and leadership of open source projects, platforms, and foundations. Participation is free, even for non-members, and I recommend you register early (by email) to make sure you get a seat at the table.

Open Source Collaboration—the other Open Source Innovation (in German)

Below, please find a blog post in preparation of the BITKOM OSS Forum in July 2016.


Open-Source-Software ist zu einem wichtigen Bestandteil von Softwareprodukten geworden. Es gibt praktisch keine Software mehr, die nicht auch auf Open Source aufbaut. Unternehmen, welche Open-Source-Software in ihren Produkten verwenden, machen sich meist Sorgen um die rechtlichen Konsequenzen, welche Open-Source-Lizenzen mit sich bringen. Entsprechend haben Unternehmen Open-Source-Governance und -Compliance Prozesse aufgesetzt, um diese Herausforderungen in den Griff zu bekommen. Am 02.06.16 werde ich für den ASQF in Berlin eine Einführung in gute Open-Source-Governance geben.

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Call for Papers: OpenSym 2016, the 12th International Symposium on Open Collaboration

OpenSym 2016, the 12th International Symposium on Open Collaboration

August 17-19, 2016 | Berlin, Germany

http://opensym.org/os2016

About the Conference

The 12th International Symposium on Open Collaboration (OpenSym 2016) is the premier conference on open collaboration research and practice, including open source, open data, open education, wikis and related social media, Wikipedia, and IT-driven open innovation research.

OpenSym is the first conference series to bring together the different strands of open collaboration research and practice, seeking to create synergies and inspire new collaborations between computer scientists, social scientists, legal scholars, and everyone interested in understanding open collaboration and how it is changing the world.

OpenSym 2016 will be held in Berlin, Germany, on August 17-19, 2016.

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Call for Papers: The 12th International Conference on Open Source Systems (OSS 2016)

The 12th International Conference on Open Source Systems

Gothenburg, Sweden, 30 May – 02 June 2016

Scope of OSS 2016

Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) has had a disruptive effect on the software industry and the ways that organizations and individuals create, distribute, acquire and use software and software-based services. The FLOSS movement has created new kinds of opportunities such as the emergence of new business models, knowledge exchange mechanisms, and collective development approaches. On the other hand, the movement has introduced new kinds of challenges, especially as different problem domains embrace openness as a pervasive problem solving strategy. FLOSS can be complex yet widespread and often cross-cultural. Consequently, they require an interdisciplinary understanding of their technical, economic, legal and socio-cultural dynamics.

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Call for Papers: Continuous Software Engineering 2016 (Workshop at SE 2016)

In order to develop and deliver high-quality products to their customers, software companies have to adopt state-of-the-art software development processes. To face this challenge, companies are applying innovative methods, approaches and techniques like agile methods, DevOps, Continuous Delivery, test automation, infrastructure as code or container-based virtualization. These new approaches have a high impact on the specification, design, development, maintenance, operation and the evolution of software systems. Therefore, common software engineering activities, organizational forms and processes have to be questioned, adapted and extended to ensure continuous and unobstructed soft-ware development (Continuous Software Engineering). So far, there is a lack of systematic approaches to face these challenges. The goal of this workshop is to present and discuss innovative solutions, ideas and experiences in the area of Continuous Software Engineering (CSE).

Topics of Interest

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Only Four More Weeks Until OSS 2015!

Only four more weeks until OSS 2015, the 11th international conference on open source systems! Co-located with ICSE 2015, no less. You can expect a program of leading open source research and invited talks from industry and academia that will challenge your thinking! Sign up now through the ICSE registration website.