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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.

Titel: Steuerungs- und Kontrollmechanismen in Open-Source-Projekten

Zusammenfassung: Open Source ist zu einem wichtigen Geschäft geworden. Mit wachsender kommerzieller Bedeutung stellt sich die Frage, wie Softwarehersteller und -nutzer Open-Source-Projekte in Ihrem Sinne steuern oder gar kontrollieren können. In diesem Vortrag analysiere ich deswegen zuerst die verschiedenen Steuer- und Kontrollmechanismen, welche Herstellern und Nutzern von Open Source zur Verfügung stehen. Im Anschluss daran diskutiere ich verschiedene Kombinations- und Anwendungsmuster dieser Steuermittel und wie sie die Geschäftsmodelle der beteiligten Parteien unterstützen. Hierbei werde ich zwischen firmeneigenen und gemeinschaftseigenen Open-Source-Projekten unterscheiden, sowie zwischen traditionellen und Cloud-Computing Geschäftsmodellen.

Zum Lisog Open Source Tag 2010.



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