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Issue No. 02 - March/April (2009 vol. 26)
ISSN: 0740-7459
pp: 52-58
Dirk Riehle , SAP Labs
John Ellenberger , SAP Research
Tamir Menahem , SAP Labs
Barak Naveh , Moblica
Thomas Odenwald , ICW Technology Labs
A software forge is a tool platform for collaborative software development, similar to integrated CASE environments. Unlike CASE tools, however, software forges have been designed for the software development practices of the open source community. The authors discuss their experiences using a software forge to bring open source best practices into corporations. They present the design principles and benefits of a firm-internal software forge and include a case study of how one project at SAP benefitted significantly from being on the forge.
Software Engineering, Programming Environments, Management, Information Interfaces and Presentations, User/Machine Systems, Group and Organization Interfaces, Management of Computing and Information Systems, Project and People Management, Software Management, software forge, collaborative software development, open source, open source best practices, open collaboration

D. Riehle et al., "Open Collaboration within Corporations Using Software Forges," in IEEE Software, vol. 26, no. , pp. 52-58, 2009.
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