Computer Science

Faculty of Engineering, LTH

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Johan Linåker

I'm a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Software Engineering Research Group at Lund University in the wonderful south of Sweden. My focus and passion is on helping software organizations move forward by opening up using open source software, data and innovation as their tools. On the other end, I also have a strong interest in how open source software and data communities can be sustained, as well as being used as platforms for social innovation and impact.

In a two-year research project funded by the Swedish Public Employment Service (SPES) and Lund University, I will study and help SPES and the realization of their JobTech platform and thereby SPES's move from the role of being a service provider to becoming a service enabler. The JobTech platform provides an infrastructure of open innovation, allowing an ecosystem of third-party organizations and private citizens to create new technologies, products, and services based on resources released by SPES to the platform, such as open source software, data, application programming interfaces, and standards. The JobTech platform enables ecosystem members to collaborate and co-create, potentially resulting in accelerated innovation and new business opportunities, as well as reduced costs through shared maintenance and shorter time-to-market.

Beyond contributing to a successful realization of the JobTech-platform, the research project aims to create a blueprint for how software organizations similar to SPES within the public sector can undergo a similar transformation by opening up.

In my Ph.D., I focused on creating guidelines for how software-intensive organizations can develop contribution and community strategies in the context of Open Source Software (OSS) Requirements Engineering. Contribution strategies answer the questions if a software artifact (e.g., a feature or project) or parts of it should be released as OSS, when in time, and if it should be contributed to an existing OSS community, or if a new community should be established. Community strategies answer the questions of what OSS communities an organization considers as important and need to have an influence on in terms of their Requirements Engineering process, and also how this influence may be gained

If you are interested in doing a master thesis, research collaboration, or just have a coffee you are most welcome to drop a mail, give me a call, or knock on my door!



Phone: +46 46 222 49 27

Fax: +46 46 13 10 21

Visiting address
Ole Römers väg 3
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Postal address
Box 118, SE-221 00 Lund


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