his.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
An Investigation of Work Practices Used by Companies Making Contributions to Established OSS Projects
University of Skövde, School of Informatics. University of Skövde, The Informatics Research Centre. (Software Systems Research Group (SSRG))ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6215-3753
University of Skövde, School of Informatics. University of Skövde, The Informatics Research Centre. (Software Systems Research Group (SSRG))
University of Skövde, School of Informatics. University of Skövde, The Informatics Research Centre. (Software Systems Research Group (SSRG))
Combitech AB.
Show others and affiliations
2018 (English)In: ICSE-SEIP '18 Proceedings of the 40th International Conference on Software Engineering: Software Engineering in Practice, New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2018, p. 201-210Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Professionals contribute to open source software (OSS) projects aspart of their employment. Previous research has addressed motivationsof individuals and the ways they engage with OSS projects.However, there is a lack of research which examines and explainswork practices used by companies in their engagement with projects.Work practices used by companies to contribute to five establishedOSS projects are investigated through examination of the actions ofemployees in public communication channels and draw on our experienceswhen analysing engagement with the same projects. Wefind that companies utilise work practices for contributing whichare congruent with the circumstances and their capabilities thatsupport their short and long term needs. We find that companiescontribute to OSS projects in different ways, such as employing coreproject developers, making donations, and joining project steeringcommittees in order to advance strategic interests.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2018. p. 201-210
Keywords [en]
Open source software, company contribution, work practices
National Category
Software Engineering
Research subject
Software Systems Research Group (SSRG)
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-15585DOI: 10.1145/3183519.3183531Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85049698497ISBN: 978-1-4503-5659-6 OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-15585DiVA, id: diva2:1218594
Conference
ICSE-SEIP ’18: 40th International Conference on Software Engineering: Software Engineering in Practice Track, Gothenburg, Sweden — May 27 - June 03, 2018
Funder
Knowledge FoundationAvailable from: 2018-06-14 Created: 2018-06-14 Last updated: 2018-10-09Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text in DiVA

Other links

Publisher's full textScopus

Authority records BETA

Butler, SimonGamalielsson, JonasLundell, Björn

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Butler, SimonGamalielsson, JonasLundell, Björn
By organisation
School of InformaticsThe Informatics Research Centre
Software Engineering

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
isbn
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
isbn
urn-nbn
Total: 80 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf