Call for Papers: 3rd Workshop on Continuous Software Engineering (CSE 2018)

http://cse2018.swc-rwth.de/

In conjunction with Software Engineering 2018

Ulm, March 6, 2018

Scope of the workshop

In order to develop and deliver high-quality products to their customers, software companies have to adopt state-of-the-art software development processes. To face this challenge, companies are applying innovative methods, approaches and techniques like agile methods, DevOps, Continuous Delivery, test automation, infrastructure as code or container-based virtualization.

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Register now for Forum Open Source 2017

On June 20th, the the 2017 Bitkom Open Source Forum will take place in Berlin. In my opinion, this is the best vendor-neutral opportunity in Germany to meet and listen to open source experts and how open source is shaping the German and international software industry. I will present my main blockbuster talk on

why software vendors, large and small, “give away their intellectual property” by contributing to an open source project.

Essentially, I will be talking about the business models and industry strategies underlying contribution to and leadership of open source projects, platforms, and foundations. Participation is free, even for non-members, and I recommend you register early (by email) to make sure you get a seat at the table.

Why on Earth?! Why Product Vendors Invest in Open Source Software (Upcoming Talk, in German)

I give industry talks about every other week and stopped advertising them long ago. This one, however, may be of broad interest. I will talk about the economics of strategically creating and leading open source projects at the June 20th, 2017, Open Source Forum of Bitkom in Berlin. Title and abstract below, event details to follow. Subscribe to this blog to stay on top of things!

Title: Was soll das eigentlich? Warum Produkthersteller in Open-Source-Software investieren

Abstract: Intel, Oracle, Fujitsu und andere nehmen Millionen US-Dollar in die Hand, um Linux und verwandte Software zu finanzieren und wir alle nutzen die Software kostenlos. IBM nahm Millionen US-Dollar in die Hand, um die Eclipse Foundation zu starten, nur um ihre späteren Produkte auf eine andere technische Basis zu stelllen. Weitere Unternehmen würden gern signifikant Geld ausgeben, von dem wir alle profitieren, man lässt sie nur nicht, weil sie zu spät an den Tisch kamen. Warum nur? Dieser Vortrag schildert die ökonomischen Grundlagen und strategischen Ziele, welche Unternehmen haben, wenn sie Open-Source-Software nicht nur nutzen, sondern strategisch etablieren und führen wollen. Continue reading “Why on Earth?! Why Product Vendors Invest in Open Source Software (Upcoming Talk, in German)”

Open Source Collaboration—The Other Open Source Innovation (in German)

Below, please find a blog post in preparation of the Bitkom OSS Forum in July 2016.


Open-Source-Software ist zu einem wichtigen Bestandteil von Softwareprodukten geworden. Es gibt praktisch keine Software mehr, die nicht auch auf Open Source aufbaut. Unternehmen, welche Open-Source-Software in ihren Produkten verwenden, machen sich meist Sorgen um die rechtlichen Konsequenzen, welche Open-Source-Lizenzen mit sich bringen. Entsprechend haben Unternehmen Open-Source-Governance und -Compliance Prozesse aufgesetzt, um diese Herausforderungen in den Griff zu bekommen. Am 02.06.16 werde ich für den ASQF in Berlin eine Einführung in gute Open-Source-Governance geben.

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Upcoming Talk on Corporate Open Source Governance in Berlin (in German)

Ich halte zwischen 20-40 Industrievorträge im Jahr. Es sind zuviele, um diese kontinuierlich zu bewerben. Hier aber möchte ich auf einen Vortrag in Berlin hinweisen, im Rahmen des ASQF, zum Thema Corporate Open Source Governance.

Governance von Open Source im Unternehmen und in Produkten

Open-Source-Software ist immer kostenlos und häufig von hoher Qualität. Anwender können den ggf. kostspieligen Hersteller-Lock-In vermeiden, da der Quelltext mit entsprechenden Nutzungsrechten immer bereit steht. Allerdings kommt die Nutzung von Open-Source-Software im Unternehmen und in Produkten mit ihren eigenen Risiken. Die Nutzung von Open Source kann zu Rechtsklagen führen, deren Konsequenz finanzieller und Reputationsverlust sein können. Aus dem Grund muss die Nutzung von Open-Source-Software entsprechenden Governance-Prozessen unterworfen werden. In diesem Vortrag gebe ich einen Überblick über die verschiedenen Aspekte und Erfolgsmethoden der Open-Source-Governance und -Compliance. Sie reichen von der Nutzung qualitativ hochwertiger Open-Source-Komponenten bis hin zur Leitung von Open-Source-Projekten, um strategische Ziele des Unternehmens zu erreichen.

Datum: 2016-06-02
Uhrzeit: 18-20:00 Uhr
Ort: Frauenhofer FOKUS, Kaiserin-Augusta-Allee 31, 10589 Berlin

Call for Papers: OpenSym 2016, the 12th International Symposium on Open Collaboration

OpenSym 2016, the 12th International Symposium on Open Collaboration

August 17-19, 2016 | Berlin, Germany

http://opensym.org/os2016

About the Conference

The 12th International Symposium on Open Collaboration (OpenSym 2016) is the premier conference on open collaboration research and practice, including open source, open data, open education, wikis and related social media, Wikipedia, and IT-driven open innovation research.

OpenSym is the first conference series to bring together the different strands of open collaboration research and practice, seeking to create synergies and inspire new collaborations between computer scientists, social scientists, legal scholars, and everyone interested in understanding open collaboration and how it is changing the world.

OpenSym 2016 will be held in Berlin, Germany, on August 17-19, 2016.

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Call for Papers: The 12th International Conference on Open Source Systems (OSS 2016)

The 12th International Conference on Open Source Systems

Gothenburg, Sweden, 30 May – 02 June 2016

Scope of OSS 2016

Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) has had a disruptive effect on the software industry and the ways that organizations and individuals create, distribute, acquire and use software and software-based services. The FLOSS movement has created new kinds of opportunities such as the emergence of new business models, knowledge exchange mechanisms, and collective development approaches. On the other hand, the movement has introduced new kinds of challenges, especially as different problem domains embrace openness as a pervasive problem solving strategy. FLOSS can be complex yet widespread and often cross-cultural. Consequently, they require an interdisciplinary understanding of their technical, economic, legal and socio-cultural dynamics.

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Call for Papers: Continuous Software Engineering 2016 (Workshop at SE 2016)

In order to develop and deliver high-quality products to their customers, software companies have to adopt state-of-the-art software development processes. To face this challenge, companies are applying innovative methods, approaches and techniques like agile methods, DevOps, Continuous Delivery, test automation, infrastructure as code or container-based virtualization. These new approaches have a high impact on the specification, design, development, maintenance, operation and the evolution of software systems. Therefore, common software engineering activities, organizational forms and processes have to be questioned, adapted and extended to ensure continuous and unobstructed soft-ware development (Continuous Software Engineering). So far, there is a lack of systematic approaches to face these challenges. The goal of this workshop is to present and discuss innovative solutions, ideas and experiences in the area of Continuous Software Engineering (CSE).

Topics of Interest

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