Open Source Expanded (New Column)

Open Source Expanded is the name of a new column (open-ended article series) that I’m editing for IEEE Computer Magazine. Expect a new article on open source and how it is changing the world every two months!

The first article on the innovations of open source was just published, kicking of the column. I could not negotiate an open license, however, all articles will be free to read and download.

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Special Journal Issue: The Unstoppable Rise of Open Source

Oldenbourg Verlag just published a special issue on open source that I edited. Titled “the unstoppable rise of open source” it provides a five-article overview of open source past, present, and future.

Please read my introduction to “the unstoppable rise of open source” and any of the papers provided in the special issue—naturally, I ensured that they are accessible open access (for free) to readers.

The reference to the special issue is it – Information Technology, Volume 55, Issue 5 (Oct 2013). To make life easy, I’m providing the table of contents here as well:

  1. Trends in Free, Libre, Open Source Software Communities: From Volunteers to Companies by Gonzalez-Barahona, Jesus M. / Robles, Gregorio. Page 173: (Original link, local copy)
  2. Community and Commercial Strategies in Open Source Software by Wasserman, Anthony I. Page 181: (Original link, local copy)
  3. Open Source Community Processes: Implications on Micro and Macro Level by Koch, Stefan. Page 189: (Original link, local copy)
  4. Open Source Engineering Processes Mauerer, Wolfgang / Jaeger, Michael C. Page 196: (Original link, local copy)
  5. Career in Open Source? Relevant Competencies for Successful Open Source Developers by Kimmelmann, Nicole. Page 204: (Original link, local copy)

Enjoy!

Organizational Design and Engineering

Most readers of this blog are probably familiar with Conway’s Law. So named by Fred Brooks in the “Mythical Man-Month” and popularized by the saying “if you have four teams working on a compiler you will get a four-pass compiler.” This sociological observation stipulates that the social architecture of a corporation i.e. its organizational hierarchy determines the technical architecture of its products. My industry experience supports this observation and I made fun of it as early (for me) as 1996.

Now Rodrigo Magalhaes and Antonio Rito Silva of Technical University of Lisbon are expanding this and related observations into a full-blown research area called “organizational design and engineering”. You are invited to submit to and participate in

I’ll be helping as member of the IWODE ’09 program committee and as a member of the IJODE editorial board. Please find appended the Call for Papers for IWODE ’09 as a PDF file.

International Journal of Open Source Software & Processes

I’m a founding member and associate editor of the International Journal of Open Source Software & Processes. Please consider submitting a paper to this new journal, call for papers appended.

CALL FOR PAPERS

International Journal of Open Source Software & Processes (IJOSSP)

An Official Publication of the Information Resources Management Association – New in 2009

www.igi-global.com/ijossp

Editor-in-Chief: Stefan Koch, Vienna University of Economics and BA, Austria

Published: Quarterly (both in Print and Electronic form)

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