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InnerSource in Action

The InnerSource Commons community has over 1500 subscribers from 500 organizations. Listed below is a sample of the organizations who have publicly spoken about using InnerSource.

3M
3M

“We’re moving towards more openness, which ultimately creates a communication culture and a generative culture, rather than one that’s bureaucratic and process-based.”

Kevin Truckenmiller, Lead DevOps Engineer in CRSL
ADEO
ADEO

“InnerSource paves the way for ADEO to introduce new open source projects and give developers more freedom.”

Guilherme Guitte, Lead Developer Advocate
Adobe
Adobe
Ahold Delhaize
Ahold Delhaize

“If we give people the right tools and the right platform, it’s a start. We can share more within our company and with each other, growing as an InnerSource organization.”

Joost Hofman, Head of Tech Enabling
Alliander
Alliander
American Airlines
American Airlines
ASOS
ASOS

“InnerSource has allowed us to deliver dozens of cross-cutting features more efficiently, spanning multiple teams and services.”

Rob Bell, Principal Software Engineer
Anyshore
Anyshore
Autodesk
Autodesk
Avalia Systems
Avalia Systems
AXA
AXA
Baidu
Baidu
BBC
BBC

“Our tools have been built been built from the ground up with an expectation of InnerSource … The way that we encourage that in a very disparate organization is mostly word of mouth and clear documentation.”

Steph Egan, Software Engineering Team Lead
BCG Gamma
BCG Gamma
Bitergia
Bitergia
Bloomberg
Bloomberg

“InnerSource is not new to Bloomberg … our competitive advantage is really in being able to innovate, come up with new ideas and get them out to our specialized consumers on a regular basis at the speed that they require it to be competitive in the market.”

Panna Pavangadkar, Global Head of Engineering Developer Experience
Bosch
Bosch

“InnerSource has proven invaluable for us. It has become the gold standard for internal collaboration on software at Bosch.”

Georg Grütter, Chief Expert Social Coding
BuzzFeed
BuzzFeed
Capital One
Capital One

“Our InnerSource journey started small and then started to grow to an enterprise scale.”

Roderick Randolph, Capital One
CA Technologies
CA Technologies
Capillary
Capillary

“InnerSource has absolutely made our developers stronger.”

Piyush Goel, VP of Engineering
Comcast
Comcast

“InnerSource helped us create a community inside the company... InnerSource is truly a cultural transformation.”

Nithya Ruff, Head of Comcast’s Open Source Program Office
Commonwealth Bank Austrailia
Commonwealth Bank Austrailia
CHR
CHR
Continental
Continental

“With InnerSource, we want to enable all developers with the freedom to be creative, to drive innovation without barriers, and to be appreciated for their contributions across the company.”

Zsuzsanna Gnandt, InnerSource Project Manager
Daimler
Daimler
Decathlon
Decathlon
Deliveroo
Deliveroo
Deutche Bank
Deutche Bank
Didi
Didi
Disney
Disney
Dow Jones
Dow Jones
DXC Technology
DXC Technology

“What we're seeing now is the technology has caught up with all these ideas of innovation and collaboration, and that's really critical for us.”

Joan Watson, Research and Developement IT
Elbit Systems
Elbit Systems
ENGIE Digital
ENGIE Digital
Entelgy
Entelgy
Ericsson
Ericsson
Etsy
Etsy

“Everyone should be able to read the code that powers etsy.com and contribute to the broader success of the company.”

Keyur Govande, Chief Architect
Europace
Europace
EXFO Inc.
EXFO Inc.
Fidelity Investments
Fidelity Investments
Ford
Ford

“Our environment allows developers to find solutions that have already been developed. They can collaborate on those, and then reuse them.”

Florian Frischmuth, Chief Engineer
GitHub
GitHub

“The reason why InnerSource works is because like open source you're working with people who are collaborating with different priorities because they're working on different things”

Martin Woodworth, Director, Developer Relations
GitLab
GitLab
Globant
Globant
HBR
HBR
HERE Global B.V
HERE Global B.V
Huawei
Huawei

“We need to build a community around the InnerSource projects of people who share the same ideals.”

Willem Jiang and Long Li, Huawei
IAG
IAG
IBM
IBM

“We see InnerSource as a way to improve efficiency through code reuse. But even beyond that, it's an amazing conduit for learning and exchanging ideas and facilitating innovation within IBM.”

Jeff Jagoda, Senior Site Engineer
Intuit
Intuit
Knock
Knock
Leroy Merlin
Leroy Merlin
Llyods
Llyods
Mercari
Mercari
Microsoft
Microsoft

“We have seen greater engineering satisfaction among teams that practice InnerSource... we have [also] seen better product quality and responses because of InnerSource.”

Arno Mihm, Program Manager InnerSource
Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley
NASA
NASA
Nab
Nab
Nationwide
Nationwide

“We knew (with InnerSource) were going to save money, but that savings immediately turned into more capacity for teams to do the most valuable work for our business.”

Cindy Payne, Associate Vice President of IT Application Services
Navex Global
Navex Global
Nokia
Nokia
Nike
Nike

“We found it very useful to work within the InnerSource Commons.. Where you can bounce ideas off of other InnerSource practitioners”

Russ Rutledge, Director of Community and InnerSource
Nubank
Nubank

“We try to standardize our code style, our languages so that everybody can contribute to repositories. It’s really good for me making a change on a project, a service skeleton, or a common library to know that everybody’s going to use that to deploy their service.”

Haberkorn Gomes, Infosec Tech Manager
Otto Group
Otto Group
PayPal
PayPal

“The Process of InnerSource is actually the mindset of Collaboration.”

Sathish Vaidyanathan, Adopting InnerSource Book
Philips
Philips
Plaid
Plaid
Royal Bank of Canada
Royal Bank of Canada
Reserve Bank of India
Reserve Bank of India
Grupo Santander
Grupo Santander
SAP
SAP

“We work together as a team to provide InnerSource methodology to encourage new people to initiate new projects... 70% of SAP employees would like to contribute if suitable projects are available.”

Micheal Graf and Guilherme Dellagustin, SAP
SberBank
SberBank
Seagate
Seagate
Shell
Shell
Shutterstock
Shutterstock
Siemens
Siemens
Skyscanner
Skyscanner
Societe Generale
Societe Generale
Spotify
Spotify

“Pull requests are welcome. Someone out there might find a better solution than I can.”

Laurent Ploix, Product Manager
Stack Overflow
Stack Overflow
Standard Charted
Standard Charted
Stripe
Stripe

“This internal community removes friction as we build software while making all of our projects more open and social.”

Michael Glukhovsky, Developer Advocate
Taxfix
Taxfix
Tencent
Tencent

“[Tencent] adopted InnerSource to promote engineer culture inside the company... 80% of projects get InnerSourced.”

Jerry Tan, Tencent
Thales
Thales
Tesco
Tesco
The Hartford
The Hartford

“Our development teams have benefited from the collaborative features of GitHub. It allows them to take co-development to a whole new level by working as a community and maturing our InnerSourcing practices.”

Jo Ann Tan, Vice President and Head of Infrastructure
Toshiba
Toshiba
Trayio
Trayio

“Anyone can learn something from another team and quickly see what’s in the code..Having a fairly open structure allows people to get involved quite easily and quickly.”

Alberto Giorgi, Director of Engineering
Trustpilot
Trustpilot

“We have an InnerSource policy: Everybody has access to create pull requests on all repositories. You can see all our code. We don’t lock down anything.”

Martin Andersen, VP of Engineering
Twilio
Twilio

“Twilio engineers are encouraged to submit pull requests to projects that are not immediately owned by their team. They can then work with the owning team on integrating their change into the code base.”

Roman Scheiter, Head of Productivity Engineering
US Bank
US Bank
ViacomCBS
ViacomCBS
Vmware
Vmware

“A project isn’t just about the code, there’s a team behind it, including writers, designers and project managers. [InnerSource] gives you the opportunity to collaborate across multiple time zones and business units.”

Minchene Tang, Vmware
Walmart
Walmart

“Once you embrace it [InnerSource] and see new teams come on, you show examples of places where not only can people contribute, you unlock bottlenecks”

Jeremy King, Executive Vice President & CTO for Global eCommerce
WayFair
WayFair
Wellsky
Wellsky
John Wiley and Sons
John Wiley and Sons

“Suddenly developers are buttoning up the structure of their code—open source and InnerSource act as a forcing function to get the details right and ready for more eyes.”

Fedor Terlov, Director of Site Reliability
Wipro
Wipro

“We have thousands of developers working on these projects today and at any given time we’re doing dozens of different projects... 75% of our clients with large global enterprises are trying InnerSource in some way, shape or form.”

Andrew Aitken, Wipro
Zalando
Zalando
Zendesk
Zendesk

“Our engineering culture is open and centred around teams owning services and being responsible for running them in production.”

Jason Smale, VP of Engineering
Zymple
Zymple