Tag: Publication

  • Creating and growing healthy community open source projects [PLoP 2020]

    Creating and growing healthy community open source projects [PLoP 2020]

    Abstract: This article presents a succinct and minimal handbook of best practices of how to create and grow community open source projects. We start with the assumption that the handbook’s user has a minimal but useful piece of software at hand that they want to open source and build a community around. Keywords: Open source,…

  • Industry best practices for component approval in open source governance [EuroPLoP 2020]

    Industry best practices for component approval in open source governance [EuroPLoP 2020]

    Abstract: Increasingly companies realize the value of using free/libre and open source software (FLOSS) in their products, but need to manage the associated risks. Leading companies introduce open source governance as a solution. A key aspect of corporate FLOSS governance deals with choosing and evaluating open source components for use in products. Following an industry-based…

  • The innovations of open source article republished in IEEE Computing Edge’s April 2020 issue

    The innovations of open source article republished in IEEE Computing Edge’s April 2020 issue

    IEEE’s Computing Edge magazine is a practitioner-oriented publication that republishes particularly popular content from other IEEE publications. In the April 2020 issue, they republished last year’s The Innovations of Open Source article that I wrote to open the Computer magazine’s Open Source Expanded bimonthly column. Best of all, it is free! (Original version, local copy.)…

  • Single-vendor open source firms [Computer Magazine]

    Single-vendor open source firms [Computer Magazine]

    I’m happy to report that the seventh article in the Open Source Expanded column of IEEE Computer has been published. Title Single-Vendor Open Source Firms Keywords Open Source, Single-vendor Open Source, Commercial Open Source Authors Dirk Riehle, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg Publication Computer vol. 53, no. 4 (April 2020), pp 68-72 Abstract: This article present a particular…

  • Managing episodic volunteers in free/libre, and open-source software communities [TSE Journal]

    Managing episodic volunteers in free/libre, and open-source software communities [TSE Journal]

    Abstract: We draw on the concept of episodic volunteering (EV) from the general volunteering literature to identify practices for managing EV in free/libre/open source software (FLOSS) communities. Infrequent but ongoing participation is widespread, but the practices that community managers are using to manage EV, and their concerns about EV, have not been previously documented. We…

  • Challenges of Tracking and Documenting Open Source Dependencies in Products [OSS 2020]

    Challenges of Tracking and Documenting Open Source Dependencies in Products [OSS 2020]

    Software vendors need to manage the dependencies of the open source components used in their products. Without this management, license compliance would be impossible, export restrictions could not be maintained, and security vulnerabilities would remain unknown to the vendor. The management of these dependencies has grown in an ad-hoc fashion in most companies. As such,…