As some of you know, Bitergia became an active member of InnerSource Commons with the aim to help companies to implement open source practices within organizations and how to use the right InnerSource metrics for their projects.
Once again, Bitergia will be at OSCON, held this time in Portland, at Oregon convention center. OSCON, one of the biggest open source conventions in USA, has been ground zero of the open source movement and nowadays continues to be the catalyst for innovation among companies.
Join Bitergia at Open Expo Europe 2018, the largest professional event within Free, Libre, Open Source Software and Open world economy sector in Spain. This year, OpenExpo18 will take place on the 6th and 7th of June in Madrid.
North Bridge and Black Duck published last January their 2016 Future of Open Source Survey Results with a lot of interesting conclusions. Maybe the biggest one it’s that Open Source continue gaining force inside the IT business, but its management is chaotic because the lack of process.
Most common problems related on the survey were:
- Nearly 50% of companies have not formal policy and process for selecting and approving open source code.
- One of the major problems of that is security. 47% don’t have a formal process in place to track the code and only 19% of vulnerabilities are detected and fixed automatically.
- Nearly 1/3 has no process for identifying tracking or solving known open source vulnerabilities.
- Over 1/2 companies has no responsible to identify and tracking remediation.
In past posts, we talked about Inner Source and the benefits for your organization. Some large organizations, such Paypal or Zalando started their own process to approach Inner Source; we can say without a doubt that each of them has taken their own path, because Inner Source is more related to a philosophy or enterprise culture than to a process or static methodology defining it.
Inner Source (or Inner Sourcing) is a term coined by Tim O’Reilly in 2001 that referenced to the,
“use of open source techniques within the corporation”.
Although more that 25% of the deployee code in the most influential IT companies was Open Source in 2015, IT departments didn’t show much interest in collaboration or innovation process. (Gartner, 2015).