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Harnessing best practices from the open source world to build better software
By: Flint Brenton
Nov. 24, 2016 01:00 PM
What is inner source? I spoke about it during my webinar on Tuesday, Nov. 8, but here's a review.
At its most fundamental level, inner source is about replicating successful work practices of the open-source world to commercial software projects.
There are numerous examples of open source software making big splashes in the commercial space - Linux, Firefox, Apache - and inner source takes many of the lessons learned from these massively successful projects and shows you how you can apply some of those same ideologies and practices to your business.
In the article "Getting Started with Inner Source," Andy Oram, an editor for O'Reilly Media, recently outlined some of inner source's main benefits:
Now that you've grasped the "what" and the "why" of inner source, let's talk about the "how."
These are the three primary themes of a framework for enabling inner source:
Inner source might sound like a lot of work, but there are tools that can help. For instance, CollabNet's TeamForge is designed to work seamlessly with an inner-source model.
TeamForge brings incredible value to an organization using inner source by providing organizational visibility throughout teams, supporting bazaar-style development to enable contributors to work efficiently and effectively, supporting robust quality assurance processes, and providing flexibility that allows developers to use the tools they are most comfortable with.
You may register for my webinar on inner sourcing, which can be a powerful tool to help you deliver better software with greater speed, by clicking here.
To find out more about TeamForge and CollabNet, visit www.collab.net.
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