Embracing open source software is not a single act, but a series of steps, with multiple dimensions, varying in complexity, that each require unique knowledge and processes. It’s a miracle that so many companies are participating in open source so successfully.
This talk will introduce and explore a maturity model for embracing open source. A maturity model is a tool to assess the effectiveness of behaviors, practices and processes in producing the desired outcomes, and leads an organization toward more systematically organized and mature processes. A maturity model for for embracing open source will guide an organization toward more mature process around consuming, contributing to, and releasing open source.