Norsk COSI - Co-development using inner and Open source in Software Intensive products, et nasjonalt, brukerdrevet forskningsprosjekt i 2006-2008

Norsk COSI er et samarbeidsprosjekt i systemutvikling i 2006-2008. Norsk COSI er støttet av Norges forskningsråd under Industri og Energi med ca. 2,5 mill. kr per år. Deltakere er IKT-Norge (koordinator), de tre bedriftene eZ, LinPro og Keymind, og med NTNU som forskningspartner. Norsk COSI er den norske delen av et COSI prosjekt som er en del av EUREKA/ITEA-programmet i Europa.

Fokus for det norske arbeidet er forbedrete utviklingsprosesser for Open/Inner Source programvareutvikling. I samarbeid med forskerne i prosjektet vil man så studere virkningen av reviderte utviklingsprosesser gjennom systematiske, empiriske studier.

Det organiseres jevnlig erfaringsfora i ulike temaer, slik at bedriftene kan komme sammen for å utveksle erfaringer på tvers av bedrift og fagfelt. I tillegg arrangeres det to årlige fellessamlinger, samt internasjonal forskerutveksling.

Kontaktpersoner:
- prosjektleder Hans Petter Dahle, IKT-Norge, Hans-Petter.Dahle@fornebuconsulting.com
- prof. Reidar Conradi, NTNU, conradi@idi.ntnu.no
- forsker Sven Ziemer, NTNU, sven@idi.ntnu.no
- forsker Thomas Østerlie, NTNU, thomasos@idi.ntnu.no
- (I 2006 og dels 2007: forsker Carl-Fredrik Sørensen)
- dr.stip. Øyvind Hauge (20%), oyvh@idi.ntnu.no.

Appendix: project abstract in English

Principal objective and subgoals

As part of the ITEA project COSI, the principal objective of Norsk COSI is: To enable the Norwegian IT sector to fully exploit the benefits and advantages of open source software (OSS); hereunder to exploit software engineering in heterogeneous, distributed and concurrent collaborations. This overall goal will be achieved throuh the following three subgoals:
G1: Increased competitive position through increased use of commodity software.
G2: More efficient processes: addressing process improvement with open and inner source.
G3: Improved business models: trust and cooperation in open collaborations.

Project summary

Norsk COSI will be part of the ITEA project COSI. Co-operation with European industry and academia will give the Norwegian participants valuable experience and access to results which it would be impossible to achieve on our own. The Norwegian project partners are IKT-Norge, NTNU, eZ systems, Keymind and Linpro.

R&D challenges

From a previous, industrial survey in Europe, we know that roughly half of all European software projects make use of OSS components, and that the use of OSS products is increasing quickly. Evans Data Corporation data says that 56% of developers use OSS products in 2005, while they were only 38% in 2003. Industrial use of e.g. OSS components poses new challenges related to component evaluation, - selection, and -integration, and with consequences for the overall development process (waterfall or incremental). There are currently no experience-based and customizable guidelines for OSS. Handling of OSS needs to be integrated in revised development processes and business models.

Results

Norsk COSI will enable ICT vendors to understand when and how to use OSS. Norsk COSI will provide validated guidelines and processes for the handling of OSS. Exploitation Norsk COSI will enable the Norwegian ICT sector to fully exploit OSS. The Norwegian ICT sector had a turnover of 168,7 billion NOK in 2003. In 2004 the Norwegian ICT sector employed 7,4 per cent of the total labour force in Norway and accounted for 11 per cent of total turnover in the service sector. Norsk COSI targets the entire ICT sector and has the potential for major economic effects.

COSI asset library - v2, per 23 Jan. 2009.

norskCOSI scientific publications - v1, per 20 Jan. 2009.

norskCOSI sluttrapport, 5s, per 20 Jan. 2009.

This file: http://www.idi.ntnu.no/grupper/su/cosi.html.

Justert 21. april 2006, 26 Nov. 2008 og 23 jan. 2009 av Reidar Conradi.