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Final Thesis: An Accounting Tool for Inner Source Contributions

Abstract:  “Inner source (IS) is the use of open source software development (SD) practices and the establishment of an open source-like culture within an organization.” (Capraro & Riehle, 2016) However, it is currently impossible for an individual manager of an organization to account for the IS contributions of his or her subordinates, as IS collaboration has never been modeled from an economic perspective before. To support organizations in utilizing IS, prior work has developed a Collaboration Management Suite (CMSuite). One component of CMSuite is the accountancy tool, which allows the user to view IS contributions and to apply filters on the data to facilitate proper accounting. Within this thesis, various shortcomings of the current accountancy tool are identified and sensible requirements are elicited. Furthermore, the resulting design and implementation decisions are being discussed. finally, the fulfillment of the requirements is evaluated and possible further improvements are suggested. As a result of this thesis, managers in an IS context can use CMSuite to understand how their resources are spend on IS collaboration.

Keywords: inner source

PDFs: Bachelor Thesis, Work Description

Reference: Karim Awad. An Accounting Tool for Inner Source Contributions. Bachelor Thesis, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg: 2018.