Current state of practices in open source product development

Jérémy Bonvoisin, Laetitia Thomas, Robert Mies, Céline Gros, Rainer Stark, Karine Samuel, Roland Jochem, Jean-François Boujut

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Abstract

Open source innovation is a well-studied phenomenon of the ICT sector, but its evolution towards the field of tangible hardware product development is a newer phenomenon which remains mostly theoretical. Existing literature has identified that to push existing open source product development (OSPD) practice towards the achievement of high quality complex products, methods and tools adapted to this specific organisation of work are needed. The objective of this article is to explore the practices emerging from OSPD communities in order to support the development of appropriate process support in the future. It reports first observations made during a qualitative and comparative empirical study performed with participants of 23 OSPD projects through semi-directed interviews. Activating a formerly published framework, these observations address four themes: the organizational structure of OSPD’s surrounding communities, their design process, their underlying business models and the supporting online tools they use. The preliminary results are delivered to the engineering design and management scientific community as an impulse for further research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 21st International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 17)
PublisherThe Design Society
Pages111-120
Number of pages10
VolumeVol 2: Design Processes, Design Organisation and Management
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-904670-90-2
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventInternational Conference on Engineering Design ICED 2017 - University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 21 Aug 201725 Aug 2017

Publication series

NameICED

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Engineering Design ICED 2017
Abbreviated titleICED 2017
CountryCanada
CityVancouver
Period21/08/1725/08/17

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Product development
Open source
Design process
ICT sector
Development projects
Organizational structure
Empirical study
Scientific community
Business model
Engineering management
Innovation
Impulse
Complex product
Engineering design

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Bonvoisin, J., Thomas, L., Mies, R., Gros, C., Stark, R., Samuel, K., ... Boujut, J-F. (2017). Current state of practices in open source product development. In Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 17) (Vol. Vol 2: Design Processes, Design Organisation and Management, pp. 111-120). [39565] (ICED). The Design Society.

Current state of practices in open source product development. / Bonvoisin, Jérémy; Thomas, Laetitia; Mies, Robert; Gros, Céline; Stark, Rainer; Samuel, Karine; Jochem, Roland; Boujut, Jean-François.

Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 17). Vol. Vol 2: Design Processes, Design Organisation and Management The Design Society, 2017. p. 111-120 39565 (ICED).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Bonvoisin, J, Thomas, L, Mies, R, Gros, C, Stark, R, Samuel, K, Jochem, R & Boujut, J-F 2017, Current state of practices in open source product development. in Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 17). vol. Vol 2: Design Processes, Design Organisation and Management, 39565, ICED, The Design Society, pp. 111-120, International Conference on Engineering Design ICED 2017, Vancouver, Canada, 21/08/17.
Bonvoisin J, Thomas L, Mies R, Gros C, Stark R, Samuel K et al. Current state of practices in open source product development. In Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 17). Vol. Vol 2: Design Processes, Design Organisation and Management. The Design Society. 2017. p. 111-120. 39565. (ICED).
Bonvoisin, Jérémy ; Thomas, Laetitia ; Mies, Robert ; Gros, Céline ; Stark, Rainer ; Samuel, Karine ; Jochem, Roland ; Boujut, Jean-François. / Current state of practices in open source product development. Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 17). Vol. Vol 2: Design Processes, Design Organisation and Management The Design Society, 2017. pp. 111-120 (ICED).
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