Fueling innovative software
July 15-18, 2019
Portland, OR

InnerSource and open source: The same but different?

Georg Grütter (Bosch Software Innovations GmbH)
10:05am10:30am Tuesday, July 16, 2019
InnerSource Day
Location: E143/144



Open source has been around for a long time now. Its success has led to and lends credibility to the growing practice of InnerSource. Despite being around for over 15 years, there are still a lot of misconceptions about InnerSource, many of which revolve around its relation to open source.

Georg Grütter examines the main differences between InnerSource and open source and discusses if InnerSource even has a place in a world in which open source is becoming more and more prevalent. You’ll explore if InnerSource creates more problems than it solves and if all InnerSource initiatives will eventually lead to open source, anyway. Georg explains how an open source practice differs from an InnerSource practice, all to make a case for InnerSource in an open source-dominated world.

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Georg Grütter

Bosch Software Innovations GmbH

Georg Grütter is a social coding evangelist and developer advocate at Bosch Software Innovations. He cofounded and led the first InnerSource community at Bosch. Georg is a passionate software developer with over 30 years of experience. Previously, he held various positions and roles at Bosch, Line Information, the Zurich System House, and DaimlerChrysler. Georg has created two open source projects, XHSI and stashNotifier. He’s an avid recumbent cyclist and mountain biker who also loves photography and chocolate.