Open Collaboration within Corporations Using Software Forges

@article{Riehle2009OpenCW,
  title={Open Collaboration within Corporations Using Software Forges},
  author={Dirk Riehle and John Ellenberger and Tamir Menahem and Boris Mikhailovski and Yuri Natchetoi and Barak Naveh and Thomas Odenwald},
  journal={IEEE Software},
  year={2009},
  volume={26},
  pages={52-58}
}
This article describes our experiences using open source software development practices at SAP. SAP is a major software developer and leader in business applications. We've found that open source practices can complement traditional top-down software development with bottom-up collective intelligence. Software forges offer a mechanism for advancing the adoption of open source best practices within corporations. We illustrate our experiences using SAP's own internal software forge, called SAP… 

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