Maximilian Capraro

Software engineer, researcher, inner source, open source, ginger chicken

I am a researcher and doctoral candidate at the Open Source Research Group at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg. I am currently working on inner source; more specifically on how to measure and evaluate it.

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Capraro, M., Dorner, M., & Riehle, D. (2018, May). The Patch-Flow Method for Measuring Inner Source Collaboration. In 2018 IEEE/ACM 15th International Conference on Mining Software Repositories (MSR) (pp. 515-525). IEEE. [PDF]
Capraro, M., & Riehle, D. (2017). Inner Source Definition, Benefits, and Challenges. ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR), 49(4), 67. [PDF]
Riehle, D., Capraro, M., Kips, D., & Horn, L. (2016). Inner Source in Platform-Based Product Engineering. IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 42(12), 1162-1177. [PDF]
Capraro, M. (2013). Towards a Representative and Diverse Analysis of Issue-Tracker Related Code and Process Metrics. Master Thesis at Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany. [PDF]

Also, I had the privilege to supervise over 15 student theses on inner source, open source, and software development. You can find some of them here.