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Open Ph.D. Position in Open Source Governance

We have a full-time Ph.D. position (German Mitarbeiter position at TVL-E13 level) available on the topic of open source governance.

In this research project, the new team member will build and evaluate a theory on what constitutes good open source governance and license compliance at companies who use open source in projects and products. The specific focus is on selecting open source components for company use, both from a managerial and legal perspective. The new team member will join a team where other people are working on related (but distinct) topics.

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The 2017 Letter to Stakeholders (Year-end)

Welcome to the 2017 (year-end) letter to stakeholders of the Professorship of Open Source Software at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg! (Download as PDF.)

Highlights

In 2017, we continued our successful work from prior years, focussing on existing projects. Revenues kept growing at about 20% CAGR and we got a new top-tier research journal paper published. We finally acquired our first DFG grant and welcomed Andreas Bauer as a new member to the team. Welcome, Andi!

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Newsletter (to FAU Students) 2017-04

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Newsletter (to FAU Students) 2017-03

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Newsletter (to FAU Students) 2017-02

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Newsletter (to FAU Students) 2017-01

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  1. “Wissenschaftlicher Anspruch”
  2. Lectures on Youtube
  3. Upcoming startups
  4. Studying in China
  5. Letter to stakeholders

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The 2016 Letter to Stakeholders (Year-end)

Welcome to the 2016 (year-end) letter to stakeholders of the Professorship of Open Source Software at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg! (Download as PDF.)

  1. Highlights
  2. Research
  3. Teaching
  4. Industry
  5. Finances
  6. Alumni
  7. Thank you!

Highlights

In 2016, we started multiple new research projects and intensified the work on existing ones: Inner source with Siemens Digital Factory, Healthineers (former Siemens Healthcare), and Continental Corporation, open source governance with a large unnamed multi-national company, and continuous deployment and open data integration with several energy distribution companies and academic partners.

Following a 2015 ICSE paper, we published two top-tier journal papers in 2016, one in Transactions on Software Engineering (TSE) and one in ACM Computing Surveys. The TSE paper led to a journal-first invited research talk at FSE 2016, next to ICSE one of the two top software engineering conferences.

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Impressions from the 2016 Alumni Event

Thank you so much, Thomas (Diplom, 2014) and Daniel (Diplom, 2014), for hosting our alumni event in your office loft!

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Das Wichtigste in aller Kürze (August 2016)

  1. Bezahltes Open-Source-Hacken: https://fsi.cs.fau.de/forum/post/147754
  2. Promotionsstellen in Open Source (Hacken): dirk.riehle@fau.de
  3. Student Job Virtual Machine Cluster: https://goo.gl/RsyJgT
  4. Student Job Systems Monitoring Dashboard: https://goo.gl/w4CEaI
  5. Software Engineering Camp 2016: https://swe-camp.de/

Student job: Install of a systems monitoring dashboard

Update 2017-11-23: All student job opening have been moved to a dedicated student jobs page.


We are looking for a student to

  • investigate different open source systems monitoring solutions
  • select the best fit and
  • setup a systems monitoring dashboard for the group’s services

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