Conference Program


Keynote Talk: Paul Fremantle, Building a commercial Open Source Software company: a decade of changes
Saturday 16, 09:30 – 10:30

Keynote Talk: Mike Milinkovich, How the Eclipse Community Works
Sunday 17, 09:00 – 10:00

Session 1: Open Source Software Engineering
Saturday 16, 11:00 – 12:30

  • An Empirical Study of the Relation Between Strong Change Coupling and Defects Using History and Social Metrics in the Apache Aries Project
    Igor Scaliante Wiese, Rodrigo Kuroda, Reginaldo Re, Gustavo Ansaldi Oliva and Marco Gerosa
  • Scaling & Internationalizing an Agile FOSS Project: Lessons LearnedAnnemarie Harzl, Stephan Fellhofer and Wolfgang Slany
  • How Developers Acquire FLOSS Skills
    Ann Barcomb, Michael Grottke, Jan-Philipp Stauffert, Dirk Riehle and Sabrina Jahn

Session 2: Communication and Collaboration
Saturday 16, 14:00 – 15:30

  • Implicit Coordination Supported by GitHub: A Case Study of the Rails OSS Project Kelly Blincoe and Daniela Damian
  • The Diffusion of Pastebin Tools to Enhance Communication in FLOSS Mailing Lists Megan Squire and Amber Smith
  • Examining Usability Work and Culture in OSS
    Mikko Rajanen and Netta Iivari

Session 3: Examples and Case Studies
Saturday 16, 16:45 – 18:15

  • On the availability and effectiveness of open source software for digital signing of PDF documents
    Jonas Gamalielsson, Fredrik Jakobsson, Björn Lundell, Jonas Feist, Tomas Gustavsson and Fredric Landqvist
  • A systematic approach for evaluating BPM Systems: case studies on open source and proprietary tools
    Andrea Delgado, Daniel Calegari, Pablo Milanese, Renata Falcon and Esteban García
  • Smart Route Planning Using Open and Participatory Data
    Vivek Nallur, Amal Elgammal and Siobhan Clarke

Session 4: Adoption, Use, and Impact
Sunday 17, 11:00 – 12:30

  • A Qualitative study on the Adoption of Open Source Software in Information Technology Outsourcing Organizations
    Lakshmanan Ramanathan and Sundaresan Krishnan Iyer
  • Surveying the Adoption of FLOSS by Public Administration Local Organizations Davide Tosi, Sandro Morasca, Luigi Lavazza and Marco Chiappa
  • The RISCOSS Platform for Risk Management in Open Source Software Adoption Xavier Franch, Ron Kenett, Fabio Mancinelli, Angelo Susi, David Ameller, Maria Carmela Annosi, Ron Ben-Jacob, Yehuda Blumenfeld, Oscar H. Franco, Daniel Gross, Lidia Lopez, Mirko Morandini, Marc Oriol Hilari and Alberto Siena

Session 5: Intellectual Property and Legal Issues
Sunday 17, 14:00 – 15:30

  • First Results about Motivation and Impact of License Changes in Open Source Projects Robert Viseur and Gregorio Robles
  • On the Variability of the BSD and MIT Licenses
    Trevor Maryka, Daniel M. German and Germán Poo-Caamaño
  • The Right To a Contribution: A Survey On How Organizations Address It
    Germán Poo-Caamaño and Daniel M. German

Closing Panel: Future Directions in OSS Research
Sunday 17, 16:00 – 17:30


  • Brian Fitzgerald, University of Limerick
  • Dirk Riehle, Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • Megan Squire, Elon University
  • Anthony I. Wasserman, Carnegie Mellon University – Silicon Valley

Invited Talk:  Sandro Bonazzola, Simone Tiraboschi: oVirt – open your virtual datacenter
Saturday 16, 16:00 – 16:45

Today virtual machine deployments are by far exceeding physical server shipments and virtualized workloads are exceeding non-virtualized ones: going virtual is clearly the new normal way in every datacenter. In the past virtualization was primarily chosen to reduce costs, today it’s the established option to address deployment speed and agility: virtualization enables you to do things faster, making your organization more agile. But as virtualization becomes prevalent, it’s clear that you need the right tool to manage it in order to get the full advantage. oVirt is the opensource response to that need: oVirt is a virtualization platform with an easy-to-use web interface.  It manages virtual machines, storage and virtualized networks. oVirt makes KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) a viable feature-rich, enterprise-class virtualization alternative.

Sandro Bonazzola, Senior Software Engineer at Red Hat, is leading RHEV integration team and oVirt project release manager.
Simone Tiraboschi, Software Engineer at Red Hat, is working in the RHEV integration team.