Why and how-to contribute to libre software when you integrate them into an in-house application ? (preview)
Free or open source software are common tools that everybody can use and customise at its convenience to create in-house applications. Using and customising free software is not sufficient to ensure that this in-house application will be maintainable at mid or long term. This paper draws lessons from our in-house project, the development of a groupware Web platform for researchers, to help defining a policy through which efficient contributions can be made to open source software so that the in-house projects may remain viable.
The slides of presentation of this paper are available in : The “Présentations” section of the site, under the title “Integration of libre software for in-house applications - Strategy for contribution. Example of the ProGET collaborative work platform for researchers at GET”.
[Bac_et_al,2005] Bac C., O. Berger, V. Deborde and B. Hamet, 2005, Why and how to contribute to libre software when you integrate them into an in-house application ?, in: Proceedings of the First International Conference on Open Source Systems, p. 113-118.