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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Upcoming Talk: The Open Source Volunteering Process

Title The Open Source Volunteering Process
Abstract Open source projects critically depend on bringing new project members on board speedily and effectively. In this talk, I’ll describe the open source volunteering and on-boarding process. I’ll discuss the roles people play and the practices they follow, and I’ll illustrate how this process works by showing the open source software development tools that support it.
Speaker Prof. Dr. Dirk Riehle, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
Date 14.07.11, 18:30(-20:00)
Location Cogneon GmbH, Henkestr. 91, Erlangen
More GfWM Website Announcement (in German)

Upcoming Talk: Steering and Control Mechanisms in Open Source Software Projects (in German)

Next week, on Nov 11, 2011, I’ll give the keynote talk (in German) at the annual Lisog gathering. Lisog is a non-profit organization working to create a sustainable co-existence of open and closed source software.

Title: Steering and Control Mechanisms in Open Source Software Projects

Abstract: Open source has become commercial. With commercial interests, it has become important to understand how for-profit entities steer or control projects in support of their business model. First, this talk describes the main points of control in open source software projects. Next, it describes patterns of combining and utilizing these points of control for the economic benefit of those who control them. This talk will distinguish the use of control points by single-vendor-owned vs. community open source as well as traditionally delivered vs. cloud computing business models.

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Open Source Business Research at OWF 2010

Update, 2010-11-05: If you like this blog post, you might also like my artikel on the single-vendor commercial open source business model.

This afternoon, I’ll be presenting my thoughts on the current state of open source business research and future directions at the OpenWorldForum 2010 in Paris. I have summarized these thoughts in this blog entry, and they are aligned with the presentation I’ll be giving. I should add that business research here means academic business strategy and economics research, to the extent that a computer scientist can relate to it, and that most of my research is actually still traditional software engineering research.

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