Upcoming Talk, Tsinghua University: Open Source Research

报告题目 Open Source Research
报告人 Prof. Dr. Dirk Riehle, University of Erlangen, Germany
时间 2011年03月17日(周一) 10:00am-noon
地点 FIT大楼 4-302

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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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Upcoming Talk (in German) July 2nd, 2010: Open Source: Was es ist, wie es funktioniert, warum es nachhaltig ist

Speaker: Dirk Riehle

Abstract: Open Source bezeichnet nicht nur eine Kategorie von Software, sondern auch einen Ansatz der Softwareentwicklung, welcher sich von plan-getriebenen und agilen Methoden der Softwareentwicklung unterscheidet. Zunehmend betrachtet die Softwareindustrie zudem Open Source als Geschäftsmodell. Dieser Vortrag erläutert an zum Teil überraschenden Beispielen, wie die Open-Source-Softwareentwicklung funktioniert und wie sie sich von traditionellen Methoden der Softwareentwicklung unterscheidet. Über die konkreten Fragen der Softwaretechnik hinaus zeigt der Vortrag dann anhand von Geschäftsmodellen auf, warum Open Source wirtschaftlich nachhaltig ist.

Location: University of Dortmund, 13. Tag der Informatik, 2010-07-02, 14:30 Uhr, Invited Lecture.