Platforms but no Platform Organizations

One result of our recent case study research on inner source is that companies may not always need platform organizations to get to a platform of shared reusable assets. They will certainly need platforms, but they won’t need a dedicated organizational unit to develop and maintain this platform.

Current Talks as of 2013-06-15

Prof. Dr. Dirk Riehle, M.B.A. Professor of Open Source Software, Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg dirk@riehle.org – https://dirkriehle.com/ – @dirkriehle This is a list of general-interest talks I currently have available; feel free to contact me if you’d like me to come and address any of these topics. Please see presentations/current-talks for some vidoes. In addition, …

Dirk Riehle Half-Page Biography

Prof. Dr. Dirk Riehle is the Professor for Open Source Software at the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. Before joining academia, Riehle led the Open Source Research Group at SAP Labs, LLC, in Palo Alto, California (Silicon Valley). Before this, he was the co-founder of an on-demand business software startup in Berlin, Germany, which used agile …

Dirk Riehle One-Paragraph Biography

In English Prof. Dr. Dirk Riehle, M.B.A., is the Professor of Open Source Software at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg. Before joining academia, Riehle led the Open Source Research Group at SAP Labs, LLC, in Palo Alto, California (Silicon Valley). Riehle founded the Open Symposium (OpenSym, formerly WikiSym). He was the lead architect of the first …

Open Collaboration within Corporations Using Software Forges (Abstract)

Abstract: Over the past 10 years, open source software has become an important cornerstone of the software industry. Commercial users have adopted it in standalone applications, and software vendors are embedding it in products. Surprisingly then, from a commercial perspective, open source software is developed differently from how corporations typically develop software. Research into how …

Publications

Local | Scholar | DBLP | ORCID Forthcoming JO 16 Riehle, D., Harutyunyan, N., & Barcomb, A. (2021). Pattern Discovery and Validation Using Scientific Research Methods. In Transactions on Pattern Languages of Programming V (TPLoP), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer Verlag. An earlier version was published as: Technical Report CS-2020-01. Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Dept. of …

Startup Fundraising

Prof. Dr. Dirk RIEHLE, dirk.riehle@fau.de, https://dirkriehle.com  May 2021, draft / work-in-progress. Consume with caution. Startups need funding to start and grow their business. At a minimum, there are people, and people need to eat. In addition, you may have other expenses like office space, computing resources, and so forth. There are two main funding sources:  …

The Apache Software Foundation (@TheASF) is Missing Out 1/4

tl;dr: The ASF is not serving the needs of companies from outside the software industry well. The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) is the original gold standard of open source foundations. Yet its project and governance model takes a one-size-fits-all approach that is holding beginners to such high standards that they may never get started with …