I’m a professor of computer science at a large university in Germany. When I became a professor, I had worked in the software industry for 15 years. I have lived and worked in Germany, Switzerland, and the U.S.A. Also, project travel brings me to S/E Asia a lot. I can be reached

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Short Biography (English)

Dirk Riehle is a professor of computer science at University of Erlangen. He is also the CEO of Bayave GmbH, his consulting firm, and chief scientist of EDITIVE, one of the startups born out of his research. His work helps companies succeed in and through software, with a specialization in open source, inner source, and product strategy. Before joining academia, Prof. Riehle led the open source research group at SAP Labs in Palo Alto, California (Silicon Valley). He also worked for software startups and large corporations in Boston, MA and Zurich, Switzerland, as a software developer, architect, and engineering manager. Riehle holds a Ph.D. in computer science from ETH Zurich and an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business. He welcomes email at dirk@riehle.org, blogs at https://dirkriehle.com, and tweets as @dirkriehle.

Kurzbiographie (Deutsch)

Dirk Riehle ist Infomatik-Professor an der Universität Erlangen. Er ist weiterhin Geschäftsführer der Bayave GmbH, seines Beratungsunternehmens, und Chief Scientist von EDITIVE, einer aus seiner Forschung entstandenen Startup. Seine Arbeit unterstützt den Erfolg von Unternehmen durch Software und in der Softwareindustrie. Sein Fokus ist dabei Open Source, Inner Source, und Produktstrategie. Vor der Ernennung zum Professor hat Prof. Riehle die Open-Source-Forschungsgruppe in den SAP Labs, Palo Alto, Kalifornien (Silicon Valley) geleitet. Er hat weiterhin für Software-Startups und Großunternehmen gearbeitet, und zwar in Boston, MA, und Zürich, Schweiz, in den Rollen Softwareentwickler, Softwarearchitekt, und Entwicklungsleiter. Prof. Riehle erwarb einen Doktortitel an der ETH Zürich und einen M.B.A. an der Stanford Graduate School of Business. Er freut sich über Email an dirk@riehle.org, betreibt ein Blog auf https://dirkriehle.com, und tweeted als @dirkriehle.


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  2. Dirk Riehle Avatar

    Hi Mekki,
    thanks for the note. I make a point of being explicit in licensing but the default is indeed (C) by me unless specified otherwise, i.e. no license.
    Fair use rights let’s you take things in reasonable quantities but if you want to reuse whole works and I didn’t specify a license, I’d prefer if you talk to me. (Always curious.)

  3. Mekki MacAulay Avatar

    I note that a lot of your work is CC licensed. Great stuff! I came across your page when doing research for an IEEE conference presentation on open source.
    It would be really helpful for people like me if there were a general copyright statement in the “About” section. Something like “Unless otherwise specified, things on this page are licensed as CC BY-SA-NC”, or whatever license you feel comfortable with (or none, if that’s your choice).
    I make a point of respecting the choices of authors with their work and it’s helpful to locate that choice in an easy to see place on the page.
    Keep up the great work! 🙂

  4. Dirk Riehle Avatar

    Check out our current project at http://dosis.sf.net; also, there is so much that I can’t list it all here; try your local or country’s SIG (special interest group) on the subject. –Dirk

  5. Fernando Crespo Avatar

    I read your paper of Computer’s IEEE. And I like to know over links to research over open source medical software. This report was more important to me.
    Fernando Crespo R.

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