Donut: Bad weather for liftoff
Bad weather for liftoff
- Company A would like to start an InnerSource initiative in order to increase development speed and quality of software artefacts.
- There are not many developers in company A, which are experienced in OSS development practices.
- The company was not able to contract or hire an experienced InnerSourcerer.
- Company A has put together a small team of software developers to work on a single project InnerSource style. The project has tight deadlines to meet.
- By default, humans will be resistant to change if they have no compelling reason to change.
- Pressure (in this case induced by the project being a pilot and also induced by the deadline) reduces the ability to change and explore new ways of working.
- There is a natural tendency to pick low hanging fruits (e. g. tooling) and stop there.
- For InnerSource to blossom, a critical mass of experienced developers which can walk the talk is required.
- The team is not able to demonstrate any increases in quality or speed, because they did not adopt any of the principles of OSS development.
- As a result, the InnerSource approach is discredited.
- tbd (it is a donut)
Known instances (optional)
- Georg Grütter, Wyane DuPont, Michael Dorner