This Learning Path gives an introduction to InnerSource. InnerSource is the application of open source practices and principles to software development within the enterprise.
InnerSource encourages and rewards collaboration and code reuse with anyone, regardless of their position in a company’s organizational structure.
Let’s say that team A uses software produced by team B. Team A submits a feature request to team B, but team B isn’t able to implement that feature in time for team A.
There are many benefits to collaborating via InnerSource. InnerSource gives a company a scalable strategy for guest teams to get feature requests when they need them without the long-term burden of maintenance.
Every company, team, project, and individual is different. Because of that fact, the exact way that the concept of InnerSource works will vary from one situation to another.
In this learning path, we’ve given an introduction to InnerSource. InnerSource applies open source best practices and principles to internal software development.
To conclude the Introduction segment of the Learning Path, here are some Frequently Asked Questions people have when embarking on their InnerSource journey.
InnerSource is the application of open source principles to company-internal software development. Done right, it unblocks progress and eases adoption of shared services and modules.
InnerSource helps when there are multiple teams at our company that have a shared need - business or technical.
Video: Introduction to InnerSource SEGMENT: What Problems Does InnerSource Solve? TIP: More than one answer may be correct in some questions.