Computer Science

Faculty of Engineering, LTH

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Johan Linåker

Well, Hello there!

I'm a PhD student focusing on how companies should work with their Requirements Engineering towards Open Source communities.

More specifically, I'm looking at companies' contritbution strategies in regards to what to should contribute, when and to whom in the communities. A wrong focus could imply unnecessary internal maintenance and patch-work, un-synced release cycles and the give-away of valuable functionality to competitors. As a supplement to the contribution strategy guidelines, I'm also working on a dynamic decision-support that can help create awareness of a community's stakeholders and their activities. This can give input to what should be valued as differential and not, how to increase one’s long-term influence on what features that get implemented, prioritized and released, scan for potential partnerships to develop certain functionality or to draw traction to a certain direction, and also to identify competitors, both on general and modular levels.

I have a M.Sc. degree in Industrial Engineering and Management specializing in Software Engineering from Lund University. I'm passionate about Open Source and how in may be used in startups and large companies, in education and humanitarian aid.

Interested in doing a master thesis, research collaboration, or just have a coffee? Drop a mail, give me a call, or knock on my door! ;) Also available at second office in Malmö on and off.



Phone: +46 46 222 49 27

Fax: +46 46 13 10 21

Visiting address
Ole Römers väg 3
(Google Maps link)

Postal address
Box 118, SE-221 00 Lund


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