Software engineering perspective

  • OSS architecture, configuration and release management, environments.
  • Testing and assuring OSS quality and security.
  • Mining and analyzing OSS project repositories.
  • Lessons from OSS for conventional development.
  • OSS and standards.

Studies of OSS deployment

  • Case studies of OSS deployment, migration models, success and failure.
  • Role of OSS in the public sector (government, education, health etc) and 'secondary' software sector (automotive, telco, medical devices, etc.).
  • OSS-compatible IT governance architectures.
  • Open sourcing - offshore sourcing of development.
  • OSS applications catalog (functionality, platforms, support providers, training needs).