OSSAP: A situational method for defining open source software adoption processes
Document typeConference report
Rights accessOpen Access
European Commisision's projectRISCOSS - Managing Risk and Costs in Open Source Software Adoption (EC-FP7-318249)
Organizations are increasingly becoming Open Source Software (OSS) adopters, either as a result of a strategic decision or just as a consequence of technological choices. The strategy followed to adopt OSS shapes organizations’ businesses; therefore methods to assess such impact are needed. In this paper, we propose OSSAP, a method for defining OSS Adoption business Processes, built using a Situational Method Engineering (SME) approach. We use SME to combine two well-known modelling methods, namely goal-oriented models (using i*) and business process models (using BPMN), with a pre-existing catalogue of goal-oriented OSS adoption strategy models. First, we define a repository of reusable method chunks, including the guidelines to apply them. Then, we define OSSAP as a composition of those method chunks to help organizations to improve their business processes in order to integrate the best fitting OSS adoption strategy. We illustrate it with an example of application in a telecommunications company.
CitationLópez, L., Costal, D., Ralyté, J., Franch, X., Méndez, L., Annosi, M.C. OSSAP: A situational method for defining open source software adoption processes. A: International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering. "Advanced Information Systems Engineering: 28th International Conference, CAiSE 2016: Ljubljana, Slovenia, June 13-17, 2016: proceedings". Ljubljana: Springer, 2016, p. 524-539.