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dc.contributor.author Stol, Klaas-Jan
dc.contributor.author Avgeriou, Paris
dc.contributor.author Ali Babar, Muhammad
dc.contributor.author Lucas, Yan
dc.contributor.author Fitzgerald, Brian
dc.date.accessioned 2014-07-21T15:29:12Z
dc.date.available 2014-07-21T15:29:12Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/3897
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract A number of organizations have adopted Open Source Software (OSS) development practices 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. This article presents a framework derived from the literature on Inner Source, which identifies nine important factors that need to be considered when implementing Inner Source. The framework can be used as a probing instrument to assess an organization on these nine factors so as to gain an understanding of whether or not Inner Source is suitable.We applied the framework in three case studies at Philips Healthcare, Neopost Technologies, and Rolls-Royce, which are all large organizations that have either adopted Inner Source or were planning to do so. Based on the results presented in this article, we outline directions for future research. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Association for Computing Machinery en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology (TOSEM);23 (2), Article 18
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2533685
dc.rights "© ACM, 2014. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of ACM for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology (TOSEM), 23 (2), article18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2533685 en_US
dc.subject case-study en_US
dc.subject inner source en_US
dc.subject open-source development practices en_US
dc.subject framework en_US
dc.title Key factors for adopting inner source en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1145/2533685
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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