InnerSource Commons is the world's largest community of InnerSource practitioners. It is dedicated to creating and sharing knowledge about InnerSource, the use of open source best practices for software development within the confines of an organization.
Founded in 2015, the InnerSource Commons is now supporting and connecting over 1500 individuals from over 500 companies, academic institutions, and government agencies. The InnerSource Commons Foundation was incorporated on February 19th, 2020 and is now a 501(c)(3) public charity.
What is InnerSource?
InnerSource takes the lessons learned from developing open source software and applies them to the way companies develop software internally. As developers have become accustomed to working on world class open source software, there is a strong desire to bring those practices back inside the firewall and apply them to software that companies may be reluctant to release. For companies building mostly closed source software, InnerSource can be a great tool to help break down silos, encourage internal collaboration, accelerate new engineer on-boarding, and identify opportunities to contribute software back to the open source world.
Learn About InnerSource
If you are new to InnerSource or want to find out more about who is implementing InnerSource and why and how to get started, visit the site's Learning section. You will find a wealth of resources to help accelerate your journey to InnerSource including training materials, best practices, books, past event recordings and case studies.Learn About InnerSource
Join the Community
We support practitioners and those who want to learn about InnerSource through a broad array of activities. To get started, join the growing ISC community via Slack and introduce yourself. You will find some great companions to join you on your InnerSource journey.Join Community
Most of the action in the community happens on our Slack Channel. You can also keep informed about the InnerSource Commons news, events and activities by signing up to our mailing list below, follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn, and subscribing to our YouTube Channel.
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