Research Groups

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.


RESER 2013 Call for Participation

RESER 2013: Call for Participation

3rd IEEE International Workshop on Replication in Empirical Software Engineering Research (RESER)

October 9, 2013, Baltimore, Maryland, USA (co-located with ESEM)
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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.


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.