Opening Industrial Software: Planting an Onion

  • Petri Sirkkala
  • Timo Aaltonen
  • Imed Hammouda
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 299)


This paper studies the problem of building open source communities for industrial software that was originally developed as closed source. We present a conceptual framework for planning the early stages of the release process highlighting the main stakeholders and concerns involved. The framework is illustrated by means of three industrial software platforms reporting first experiences of the community building process. In order to measure the effectiveness of the approach, the use of a quantitative and qualitative evaluation framework is advocated.


Open Source Open Source Software Community Building Open Source Project Industrial Partner 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Petri Sirkkala
    • 1
  • Timo Aaltonen
    • 1
  • Imed Hammouda
    • 1
  1. 1.Tampere University of TechnologyFinland

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