Die Open-Source-Forschungsgruppe, Teil der Forschungs- und Lehrallianz Praktische Softwaretechnik der Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, arbeitet anwendungsbezogen und industrienah. Insbesondere binden wir gern Industrieunternehmen in unsere Lehre ein, um Studierende soweit wie möglich und sinnvoll an die industrielle Realität heranzuführen. Die teilnehmenden Industriepartner im Gegenzug erhalten Zugang zu unseren Studierenden und können mit ihnen an interessanten Aufgaben aus der Praxis arbeiten. Diese Aufgaben dürfen gern nicht-trivial sein und stellen idealerweise eine konkrete und wichtige Frage dar, welche sich dem Unternehmen stellt.
Die folgenden Lehrveranstaltungen stehen aktuell für ein Industrieengagement zur Verfügung:
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With three new Ph.D. students this year and a strengthened relationship with Siemens CT (Corporate Technology, Siemens’ research arm), I had to clarify our research group goals, the mechanisms that help us reach these goals, and the metrics we steer by. Below, please find a graphics that illustrates the model that I came up with.
There are three layers resp. levels:
Continue reading Strategic Goals and Measures of our Research Group
Abstract: It is well known that open source software brought changes to the software development domain. It changed the paradigm from payed developers working in offices to people developing geographically separated, including basements, garages, etc. Even the innovation factor of organizations changed to open innovation, intensively including customers or consumers. This work pretends to further analyze the changes Open Source brought along concerning to alliances. It intends to determine the ways or channels through which Single–Vendor Commercial Open Source firms meet partners in order to set a formal cooperation. To distinguish channels, the researcher first examined a set of interview transcripts. Based on the transcripts analysis, certain channels are identified. To validate the use of those channels, interviews with Open–Source based companies are accomplished. During the interview process, some other channels are identified. Results obtained from this study contribute to the understanding how Open Source modified the approaches companies use to get to know partners.
Keywords: Open source software, software industry, commercial open source, single-vendor open source, strategic alliances, business partners
PDFs: Master Thesis, Work Description
Reference: Cecilia La Fuente. Why and How to Forge Open Source Alliances. Master Thesis, Friedrich Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg: 2013.
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The AMOS Project is our flagship software engineering lab course. The course combines three main elements:
- Students learn agile software development (Scrum, XP) while developing open source software.
- Project ideas are provided by industry, representatives of which work closely with the student teams.
- The projects are set-up to allow the creation of software start-ups after finishing university.
We teach real-world software engineering, and we do so by engaging industry to help us by providing project ideas and feedback. We then lead these student projects to become start-ups, if the student team is interested. An example of such a start-up is the 2010 AMOS project Mydosis, now Netdosis AG.
Continue reading The 2013 AMOS Project Explained (for Students)
Overview and Summary
The Professur für Open-Source-Software (OSR Group) performs software engineering research and teaching with a focus on applications in industry. The professorship is led by Prof. Riehle. He also leads the research and teaching alliance applied software engineering, jointly with Prof. Hindel and Prof. Kips. The OSR Group has a major focus on open source software, both from a software engineering and from a software industry perspective. In 2012, research output in terms of publications was slightly down, student theses slightly increased, and so did industry sponsorship.
The group has a strong international focus: Existing research collaborations with groups in the United States continued through 2012 and research collaborations with groups in China intensified during 2012. Academic service was strong in 2012: We hosted a small but international workshop on software engineering in Erlangen, successfully supported the long-running ACM-supported conference WikiSym 2012, and are chairing the new and combined WikiSym + OpenSym 2013 conference, the “2013 Joint International Symposium on Open Collaboration”, in Hong Kong, China. In addition, 2012 was a year of intense public policy consulting to German politicians in Berlin.
Also, Prof. Riehle was on the road a lot, presenting a total of 26 invited talks at various research institutions, industry events, and software companies.
This 2012 year-end letter to stakeholders is available from our blog at osr.cs.fau.de/category/general/letters-to-stakeholders/ as always as are all prior editions.
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Last week, Herr Schlenk, Rothkegel, and Thomas of Alcatel-Lucent taught us about software architecture as part of ARCH, the software architecture seminar. Thank you, for teaching us! Please find some photo impressions below.
Continue reading Impressions from Alcatel-Lucent’s Talk on “From System Architecture to Software Architecture”
Gemeinsam mit der IHK für München und Oberbayern veranstaltet die OSB Alliance am 20. November 2012 ihren diesjährigen Open Source Day (in München). Der Open Source Day is kostenlos und besticht durch sein Programm.
Continue reading Open Source Day 2012 der Open Source Business Alliance in München