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.

Vortrag zu Open-Source-Geschäftsmodellen auf dem 10ten OSE Symposium, München, 2015-01-23

Ich werde am 23.01.15 um 16:00 Uhr auf dem 10ten OSE Symposium im Haus der Bayrischen Wirtschaft in München einen Vortrag zu Open-Source-Geschäftsmodellen halten (in Deutsch) und danach an einer die Tagung abschliessenden Diskussions­runde teilnehmen. Weitere Teilnehmer der Diskussionsrunde sind Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger (ehemalige Bundesjustizministerin) und Jimmy Schulz (ehemaliges MdB). Hier die Rahmendaten:

  • Veranstaltung: 10. OSE Symposium
  • Termin: Am Freitag, den 23. Januar 2015 von 8:30 Uhr bis ca. 17:30 Uhr
  • Ort: Im Haus der Bayerischen Wirtschaft in München
  • Tagungsthema: Escrow und Nachhaltigkeit von IT-Geschäftsmodellen
  • Tagungsleitung: RA Prof. Dr. Jochen Schneider, Kanzlei Schneider Schiffer Weihermüller (SSW)
  • Agenda/Sprecher: Siehe PDF oder oder
  • Kostenbeteiligung> EUR 230,- zzgl. MwSt. (Reduzierung für OSE-, davit und DGRI-Mitglieder).

Es handelt sich um Vortrag #1 meiner stehenden Vorträge.

Upcoming Keynote: The Software Engineering Education Tripod: Students, Teachers, and Industry

I’ll be keynoting the European Conference on Software Engineering Education on Nov 28, 2014, at 11:00 Uhr, at Seeon Monastery, Germany. Here is the abstract. See you at the conference!


Over the last few years, we have shifted most of our courses from traditional upfront lecturing to project-based learning. Each course consists of multiple projects with three main stakeholders: students, teachers, and industry. Using AMOS, our “agile methods and open source” software engineering course as the example, we review our course concept and discuss our experiences. We take the perspectives of the three stakeholders in turn: Achieving learning goals and performing meaningful work (students), fulfilling both an educational and an economic mission (university), and receiving a return on time and monetary investment (industry). The perhaps surprising result is that these three perspectives can work together well and make reaching each stakeholder’s goal easier.


We recently discussed our approach on my research group’s website as the “Lehrkonzept der Praktischen Softwaretechnik an der FAU” (in German).

Upcoming Keynote: Sustainable Open Source

I’ll be keynoting the 16th KKIO Software Engineering Conference on Sept 22, 2014, in Posnan, Poland. Here is the abstract. See you at the conference!


MySQL was sold for one billion US-dollar. Red Hat is worth a multiple of that. The Eclipse Foundation has pushed many software tool vendors out of business. How come that open source, a phenomenon dubbed “temporary” not only has become sustainable but the business strategy of choice? In this talk, I discuss the four main business models, two for-profit and two not-for-profit, that have made open source sustainable. These models are changing the business of software and the future of our industry.

Upcoming Talk: Sustainable Open Source (in German)

I’ll be keynoting the 2014 BITKOM Forum “Future of Open Source” in Berlin on June 26th, 2014. This is my primary (stock) talk “Sustainable Open Source”, adapted to BITKOM’s needs and current trends. Its new title is “Changing the future of our industry: Sustainable Open Source”. I’m looking forward to meeting you in Berlin!

Upcoming Talk: The Open Source Software Developer Career and Its Benefits

I’ll be talking about the benefits of being an open source software developer tomorrow, at the Karlsruher Entwicklertage (Developer Days). I’ll be on at 10:45am.

For those who’ll miss the talk, I just made the underlying paper on the benefits of the open source developer career available on this site. Enjoy!

Upcoming Public Talks on Open Source

Here are three upcoming talks on open source for the next six months in 2014:

I wish I was more consistent in announcing public talks…

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 to the public. Looking forward to it!

Upcoming Talk: Open Source in University Projects (in German)

I’ll be giving a talk on open source strategies for university projects: How to set-up student projects for start-ups and how to organize research projects using open source for the common good. The talk is in German and will be held at the Johannes Kepler Universität (of Linz, Austria). The talk will take place on Oct 17, 2013, at 15:30 pm at the Science Park 2, Raum 048. More information in this leaflet about the talk. The abstract is as follows:

Ich werde häufig gefragt: “Ich möchte mein Projekt zu einem Open-Source-Projekt machen. Welche Lizenz soll ich wählen?” Oder: “Wie erzeuge ich eine Open-Source-Gemeinde, welche meine Arbeit fortführt?” Bevor ein Projektleiter den Schritt zu einem Open-Source-Projekt erwägt und sich diese Fragen stellt, sollte er oder sie sich Klarheit über das Geschäftsmodell schaffen, welches das Projekt zu den erhofften Zielen führen soll. In diesem Vortrag erkläre ich zwei archetypische Geschäftsmodelle von Softwareprojekten im Universitätsbereich und wie Open-Source-Strategien ihnen zum Erfolg verhelfen können: die studentische Start-up mit Profitmotiv und das wissenschaftliche Gemeinschaftsprojekt zum Wohle der Allgemeinheit.

For a change, as you can see, this is not a traditional research talk but a very practical project talk on how to utilize open source strategies at universities.

Upcoming Talk: Inner Source in Product Line Engineering

This coming Wednesday, September 18th, 2013, starting at 6:30pm, I’ll be giving a talk on inner source (“open source best practices inside companies”) applied to product line engineering at Hewlett Packard in Palo Alto, CA (3000 Hanover Street Building 20, Palo Alto, CA 94304). The San Francisco Bay Area ACM chapter is the host, see the original announcement (including directions).

This talk is free and open to the public. It is one of my current talks, probably the most popular one. For your convenience, here is the full information:

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