Are you interested in the software development & delivery lifecycle of “closed source” companies and compare/contrast that to software development and delivery lifecycle of commercial “open source” companies. The investigation will look at not only how software is designed, developed and tested – but also at how the vendor is able to leverage the ecosystem.
A blog (http://www.howsoftwareisbuilt.com/) has been set up to gather perspectives on both the Open Source and Closed Source Development Models and to encourage wide audience feedback and input for the study. Interviews with various industry experts to get their insights on both the development models have been received with great excitement.
Till date we have had 16 interviews with Open Source and Closed Source SMEs on the blog comparing the development models of Open Source and Closed Source software
- Michael Tiemann, VP of Open Source - RedHat
- Bob Bray
- Matt Gibbs
- Rod Johnson
- Josh Berkus
- John McCreesh, Marketing Program Lead – OpenOffice
- James Reinders-Video, Chief Evangelist - Software Products Division - Intel
- Ryan Waite, Group Program Manager for High-Performance Computing at Microsoft.
- Jay Pipes, North American Community Relations Manager at MySQL
- Patrick Hogan, NASA World Wind
- Marc Miller, Open Source Software Evangelist in the AMD Developer Outreach Organization
- Phil Costa, Director of Product Management for Flex and ColdFusion at Adobe
- Michael Howard, Senior Security Program manager at Microsoft. A great look at how Microsoft has evolved these past 5 years since TwC began.
- Stormy Peters, Director Community and Partner Programs OpenLogic
- Shawn Burke, Director, Microsoft’s .NET Developer Platform group
- Mark Gross, Engineer Open Source Technology center, Intel Corporation
The interviews are pretty detailed and have a lot of golden nuggets. Do check them out