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Learnings from the launch of the InnerSource local community

Learnings from the launch of the InnerSource local community

I will share what I have learned and the challenges I have faced in launching a community in Japan.

InnerSource Commons is an international community in the first place, with many enthusiastic engineers and managers participating. But to start InnerSource in a company, you need to get people in the company to understand it. In doing so, local language translations are needed. Not everyone who makes the decision to start an InnerSource program is enthusiastic and speaks English.

The Japanese community is just starting up, so I can’t share any solutions or best practices in this session, but I do hope that many people will start international communities outside of Japan through this session.

Yuki Hattori

November 17, 2022
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  1. Learnings from the launch of the
    InnerSource local community
    Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft
    Founder and organizer of InnerSource Commons Japan Community
    Trusted Committer - InnerSource Patterns (Japanese)
    Yuki Hattori @yuhattor

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  2. #InnerSourceSummit
    Agenda
    ü Challenges in adopting InnerSource in Japanese companies
    ü Case: InnerSource Commons Community - Japan Community
    ü How you can start your community
    ISC
    Japan Comunity

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  3. #InnerSourceSummit
    Challenges in adopting InnerSource in Japan
    ü Bridging the gap between cultures, rules and backgrounds.
    ü Promoting InnerSource to non-English speaking stakeholders.
    ü Creating an environment where InnerSource is the norm around those you
    want to influence

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  4. #InnerSourceSummit
    We have one common goal:
    Breaking down organizational silos and
    promoting code reuse with little effort

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  5. #InnerSourceSummit
    InnerSource is a journey of cultural change
    You may need help from someone nearby

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  6. #InnerSourceSummit
    InnerSource Commons Community - Japan Branch

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  7. #InnerSourceSummit
    What the ISC Japan community needs
    Changing a siloed company from the outside in
    In many cases, outside forces are more likely to change a company. It would
    be good to have an external organization like ISC.
    InnerSource Best Practices and Templates
    Best practices in security, management accounting, tax, governance,
    incentives, etc., taking into account cultural context
    Personal career growth with InnerSource
    Participation in the ISC community is a great way to empower individuals.

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  8. #InnerSourceSummit
    Example: Japan Branch Mission
    Mission (WIP):
    To revitalize Japan by changing the enterprise development culture through InnerSource
    The current situation to be changed to revitalize Japan
    • To create an open culture of engineering without peer pressure
    • To spread a culture that makes it easier for user companies
    to produce engineering in-house, whereas many companies outsource engineering
    • To empower engineers in large companies to raise their status,
    since the salary of engineers in Japan is abnormally low due to the structure of the
    industry.

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  9. #InnerSourceSummit
    Let's start your own local community
    Choose areas Start your contribution Involve others
    Translation Evangelism
    Working
    Group
    Research
    Detailed
    External Activities
    User
    Companies
    Venders
    Existing
    Community
    Engineering
    Organizational
    Theory
    Accounting
    Let's start
    small!
    Rome was not
    built in a day J

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  10. #InnerSourceSummit
    The state of Japan Branch
    Members and Working groups
    • 50+ Passionate Members and Contributors
    • 3 channels (working groups)
    Activities
    • Monthly InnerSource Commons Local Community Call (Workshop)
    • Monthly InnerSource Commons Seminar
    • Translation of the InnerSource books
    #jp-general
    #jp-contents
    #jp-marketing
    #jp-general #jp-contents
    #jp-marketing

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  11. #InnerSourceSummit
    Lessons learned from the launch of the community
    Be clear about your community's mission
    • InnerSource is just a means to an end. Focus on what your community wants to accomplish!
    • Some will think that the idea of InnerSource is nothing new. Consider why InnerSource is needed around you now.
    Take care of openness and transparency
    • The community should be a meritocratic organization
    Respect the upstream, InnerSource Commons
    • More collaboration provides more powerful support from ISC.
    • Local communities should be a gateway to the global community.

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  12. #InnerSourceSummit
    My Recommendation
    innersourcecommons.org
    i18n Support
    InnerSource
    Local Working Group
    InnerSource Patterns
    Translation

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  13. #InnerSourceSummit
    Key Takeaways
    Local community can help change the company from outside the company.
    Local communities maximize the impact of your inner source activities.
    It's easy for you to start your own local community!

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  14. #InnerSourceSummit
    Thank you!

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