Key Factors for Adopting Inner Source
A number of organizations have adopted Open Source Software (OSS) development practice to support or augment their software development processes, a phenomenon frequently referred to as Inner Source. However the adoption of Inner Source is not a straightforward issue. Many organizations are struggling with the question of whether Inner Source is an appropriate approach to software development for them in the first place.
Presents a framework derived form the literature on Inner Source, which identifies key factors that need to be considered when implementing Inner Source.
A framework which identifies nine factors to be considered when implementing Inner Source.
- Create a framework derived from the literature on Inner Source.
- Apply the framework in three case studies
- Philips Healthcare
- Neopost Technologies
- Provide the first high-level overview of the Inner Source phenomenon, that is draws together relevant literature from both the open-source and Inner Source fields of study.
- Addresses a real-world problem by offering a framework that can be readily used by organizations.