November 18, 2013
Negotiations between the two main German open source business non-profits finally led to a tangible result:
The OSBF, headquartered in Nuremberg, and the OSBA, headquartered in Stuttgart, will merge to form a single German non-profit to further “everything open” from an economic and business perspective. (In German.)
I’m a member of both organizations and a...
November 15, 2013
A belated call for papers for ECOOP 2014; I’m on the program committee. Please note the double-blind reviewing process. [DR]
The European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming (ECOOP) is the premier international conference covering all areas of object technology and related software development technologies. The 28th edition of the ECOOP conferences series will take place from 28 July to 1 August, 2014 in Uppsala, Sweden. It will embrace a broad range of topics...
November 5, 2013
Please consider submitting a paper. (I’m on the program committee.) –Dirk
The Fifth International Conference on Software Business
June 15-18, 2014, Azia Resort and Spa, Paphos, Cyprus
Conference homepage: http://www.icsob.org
Online submission: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icsob2014
Shortening the time-to-...
November 1, 2013
The interest remains; I’ve given my new talk on Inner Source at a couple of companies now (ask me!) and next time will be at CMU (in Silicon Valley, broadcast to Pittsburgh) next Tuesday, November 5, 2013. The talk was originally going to be hosted by Tony Wasserman, now by Hakan Erdogamus, and is open to the public. Looking forward to it!
Oktober 10, 2013
The Open Source Business Alliance (OSBA) will hold its annual Open Source Day in Nuremberg this year, on 2013-11-20. For more information, please see the flyer.
I’m a member of the OSBA (the former Linux Solutions Group). I’m also a member and on the board of the Open Source Business Foundation (OSBF), which is...
Oktober 2, 2013
(This is the editorial I wrote for the “it – Information Technology, Volume 55, Issue 5″ journal issue, a special issue on open source that I edited.)
The Unstoppable Rise of Open Source
Dirk Riehle, Friedrich-Alexander University (Erlangen-Nürnberg)
Open source software is software that is available for everyone to use for free, to adapt to one’s...
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.
September 24, 2013
I’ll be giving a talk on open source strategies for university projects: How to set-up student projects for start-ups and how to organize research projects using open source for the common good. The talk is in German and will be held at the Johannes Kepler Universität (of Linz, Austria). The talk will take place on Oct 17, 2013, at 15:30 pm at the Science Park 2, Raum 048. More information in this leaflet about the talk. The...
September 15, 2013
This coming Wednesday, September 18th, 2013, starting at 6:30pm, I’ll be giving a talk on inner source (“open source best practices inside companies”) applied to product line engineering at Hewlett Packard in Palo Alto, CA (3000 Hanover Street Building 20, Palo Alto, CA 94304). The San Francisco Bay Area ACM chapter is the host, see the original announcement (...