Tag: Publication

  • A systematic literature review of pre-requirements specification traceability [RE Journal]

    A systematic literature review of pre-requirements specification traceability [RE Journal]

    Abstract Requirements traceability (RT) is the ability to link requirements to other software development artifacts. In pre-requirements (pre-RS) traceability, requirements are linked to their origin, such as interviews with stakeholders, meeting protocols, or legacy systems. Compared with post-RS traceability, which links requirements to source code and other later artifacts, pre-RS traceability has seen much less…

  • The future of the open source definition [Computer Magazine]

    The future of the open source definition [Computer Magazine]

    I’m happy to report that the 26th article in the open source column of IEEE Computer has been published. Title The Future of the Open Source Definition Keywords Open source definition Authors Dirk Riehle Publication Computer vol. 56, no. 12 (December 2023), pp 95-99 Abstract: Many forces pull to change the definitions of what free…

  • A systematic analysis of problems in open collaborative data engineering [TSC Journal]

    A systematic analysis of problems in open collaborative data engineering [TSC Journal]

    Abstract Collaborative workflows are common in open-source software development. They reduce individual costs and improve the quality of work results. Open data shares many characteristics with open-source software as it can be used, modified, and redistributed by anyone, for free. However, in contrast to open-source software engineering, collaborative data engineering on open data lacks a…

  • The business impact of inner source and how to quantify it [CSUR Journal]

    The business impact of inner source and how to quantify it [CSUR Journal]

    Abstract Inner-source software development is the practice of using open source practices for firm-internal software development. Practitioner reports have shown that inner source can increase flexibility and reduce costs. Despite the potential benefits of inner source, there has been little research on its impact on businesses and their processes. To address this gap, we conducted…

  • How to win with open source and openness (in German) [F.A.Z.-Institut Managementkompass]

    How to win with open source and openness (in German) [F.A.Z.-Institut Managementkompass]

    I’m happy to report about a new trade magazine publication, aimed at the German C-level suite, about how to win in business using open source and openness. The article is written in German and you can read it here. The overall issue including all other articles is also available (local copy). Reference: Riehle, D. (2023).…

  • Open source license inconsistencies on GitHub [TOSEM Journal]

    Open source license inconsistencies on GitHub [TOSEM Journal]

    Abstract: Almost all software, open or closed, builds on open source software and therefore needs to comply with the license obligations of the open source code. Not knowing which licenses to comply with poses a legal danger to anyone using open source software. This article investigates the extent of inconsistencies between licenses declared by an…