MSR 2014 call for papers

MSR 2014 - 11th Working Conference on Mining Software Repositories
May 31- June 1, 2014. Hyderabad, India

Co-located with the 36th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Software
Engineering (ICSE 2014)

Sponsored by IEEE TCSE and ACM SIGSOFT

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Data papers for presenting data sets curated by researchers and
made available to the MSR community

Practice papers for experiences of applying mining repository


OSS 2014 Call for Papers

The 10th International Conference on Open Source Systems will be held in San Jose, Costa Rica. May 6-9, 2014.

The International Conference on Open Source Systems (OSS) is the premier conference to present research results related to open source initiatives, extending beyond software to include Open innovation, Open access, Open data, Open standards, Open education, Open science, Open cloud, Open artworks, open hardware, Open government and more.


2013 WikiSym & OpenSym

WikiSym, the 9th International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration
OpenSym, the 2013 International Symposium on Open Collaboration

August 5-7, 2013 | Hong Kong, China

In-cooperation with ACM SIGWEB and ACM SIGSOFT. Archived in the ACM
Digital Library.

Community track submission deadlines:

* Early deadline: April 2, 2013 (delayed)
* Regular deadline: May 17, 2013

The 2013 Joint International Symposium on Open Collaboration (WikiSym +
OpenSym 2013) is the premier conference on open collaboration research,
including wikis and social media, Wikipedia, free, libre, and open
source software, open access, open data and open government research.
WikiSym is in its 9th year and will be complemented by OpenSym, a new

10th MSR Conference Annoucement (2013)

The 10th Mining Software Repositories conference is planned for May 18-19 in San Francisco. There are three paper categories this year: research papers, practice papers, and data papers.


March IFIP Board Minutes available

The minutes of the March IFIP Board Minutes are available at

The 8th International Conference on Open Source Systems: Long-term Sustainability

The 8th International Conference on Open Source Systems
10-13 September 2012, Hammamet, Tunisia
IFIP Working Group on Open Source Software — IFIP WG 2.13

OSS 2012: Long-term Sustainability

OSS2011 conference website

The OSS 2011 conference has a new website:


FOSS for Sustainable Development in Africa (FOSSDeva) Survey

Your participation in completing the Free and Open Source Software for Sustainable Development in Africa or FOSSDeva survey is highly welcome.

The survey can be accessed from

Please pass on the survey to friends, colleagues, researchers and research institutions interested in FOSS in Africa.

Looking forward to your participation.

Sincere regards


Special issue on FLOSS published in JAIS (Journal of the Association for Information Systems)

I co-edited (with Michael Wade) a special issue on Empirical Research on Free/Libre Open Source Software for JAIS, Journal of the Association for Information Systems. The special issue has appeared (2 issues, in fact, with a final paper to come in January). We were able to convince the publisher that they should make these issues open, so they are free to everyone. You can find them here: and .

Acquisition of open source software

I recently graduated with a master in Innovation Management from the Eindhoven University of Technology.

The subject of my master thesis is: How to buy something that is free?

It develops design principles, grounded in theory and practice, for the inclusion of (F/L)OSS in an organization's tactical procurement of software.

Organization's (especially government organization's) are very good at buying products. Creating an decent IT infrastructure proofs much more difficult. This thesis gives the reader design principles that can be used to change the way software is seen in the organization. They help an organization to strategically apply IT instead of just buying the next update.