Category Archives: 1.5 Group Employment

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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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/

Dissertation on “Going Open Source” Case Study

Update 2010-03-31: The company in question is WeWebU; read more about its open source strategy in their recent press release. Also, the company would like to hire the person described below directly, as an employee. A potential dissertation then has become a separate matter. If you are interested, please direct your resume directly to the CEO of WeWebU, Stefan Waldhauser, at stefan.waldhauser@wewebu.de.

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Job Posting: Open Positions in Ph.D. Studies in Open Source at the University of Erlangen, Germany

Update 2010-01-01: These job postings are now closed. They will reopen in mid 2010. Stay tuned!

(Deutsche Übersetzung)

The Open Source Research group at the Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nuremberg is seeking to hire recent graduates or experienced software developers to start doctoral studies immediately. We have several open positions.

The main research topic are open source software engineering processes, practices, and tools. Examples of application domains of interest are software forges (tools), business applications, medical technology, mobile devices, and social software. Broader software engineering topics with a tie-in to open source are also of interest. Research work will typically require a combination of analytical and empirical work combined with software development work. The university supports the creation of startups from prior doctoral research work.

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Stellenausschreibung: Offene Promotionsstellen in Open Source an der Universität Erlangen

Update 2010-01-01: Diese Stellenausschreibung ist jetzt geschlossen. Wir werden sie Mitte 2010 wieder öffnen. Bleiben Sie dran!

(English Translation)

Die neu-gegründete Open-Source-Forschungsgruppe an der Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg sucht zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter/innen. Wir suchen sowohl frisch-diplomierte Studienabgänger wie auch erfahrene Softwareentwickler, die gern promovieren möchten.

Das primäre Forschungsgebiet sind Open-Source-Softwareentwicklungsprozesse, -praktiken, und -werkzeuge. Es besteht besonderes Interesse an den Anwendungsgebieten Softwareschmieden (cf. SourceForge) und -werkzeuge, Geschäftsanwendungen, Medizintechnik, Mobile Geräte (Handys), und “Social Software” (Wikis). Darüber hinausgehende Themen der Softwaretechnik sind ebenfalls von Interesse, solange sie einen Bezug zum Open Source haben. Üblicherweise wird die Promotionsforschung analytische und empirische Arbeiten mit konkreter Softwareentwicklung kombinieren. Die Unversität unterstützt die Ausgründung von Startups auf Basis zuvor geleisteter Promotionsarbeiten.

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