Guidelines for Sustainable Open Source Communities in the Public Sector: 5 key lessons Practical guidelines for public sector representatives on how to join or establish and maintain sustainable open source communities

Monika Sowinska, Barbora Kudzmanaite, Maha Shaikh, Vivien Devenyi, Chloe Dussutour

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Abstract

Adoption of open source by public administrations across Europe has not historically been a sustainable journey. This has led the European Commissions' Open Source Observatory (OSOR) to produce Guidelines for Sustainable Open Source Communities in the Public Sector. The Guidelines offer practical tips for civil servants at all administrative levels, project managers, IT developers, and open source software (OSS) enthusiasts looking to engage with OSS. The purpose of the Guidelines is to act as a practical tool that can be used by public sector officials interested in establishing or joining open source communities or by members of such communities. We collected primary data through a comprehensive survey, five in-depth case studies, and secondary material. We offer five key lessons that can help public sector officials to engage with and sustain open source communities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 14th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance, ICEGOV 2021
EditorsEuripidis Loukis
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages491-493
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781450390118
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Oct 2021
Event14th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance, ICEGOV 2021 - Virtual, Online, Greece
Duration: 6 Oct 20218 Oct 2021

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Conference

Conference14th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance, ICEGOV 2021
Country/TerritoryGreece
CityVirtual, Online
Period6/10/20218/10/2021

Keywords

  • Communities
  • European Commission
  • Open Source
  • OSOR
  • Public Sector
  • Sustainability

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