Title: How are Open Source Practices Possible within a Medical Diagnostics Company? Developing and Testing a Maturity Model of Inner Source Implementation
Authors: Remo Eckert:University of Bern; Sathya Kay Meyer:University of Bern; Matthias Stuermer:University of Bern
Abstract: Open Source Software (OSS) development has seen a considerable increase in attention over the last few years. The success of various OSS projects, such as Linux and Apache, is now widely recognized. Many organizations have shown interest not only in using OSS, but also in applying the underlying collaborative practices within their internal software development activities; this phenomenon is known as Inner Source. By combining best practices of OSS development from the current Inner Source literature, we develop a new model that allows us to rate an organization’s maturity level regarding the adoption of Inner Source. By testing our model within a medical diagnostics corporation, we present various insights on Inner Source efforts and how Inner Source can improve software development.