Open Source and InnerSource - Same but Different

Open source has been around for a long time now. Its success has led to and lends credibility to the growing practice of InnerSource. Despite being around for over 15 years, there are still a lot of misconceptions about InnerSource, many of which revolve around its relation to open source.

Georg Grütter introduces the topic of InnerSource with practical examples at Bosch. He examines the main differences between InnerSource and open source and discusses if InnerSource even has a place in a world in which open source is becoming more and more prevalent. He will explore if InnerSource creates more problems than it solves and if all InnerSource initiatives will eventually lead to open source, anyway. Georg explains how an open source practice differs from an InnerSource practice, all to make a case for InnerSource in an open source-dominated world.


Basic knowledge about Open Source software development


* Introduce InnerSource Software Development
* Convey an example of how to start an InnerSource practice
* Explain the difference of InnerSource and Open Source
* Provide guidance when to use InnerSource and Open Source




Georg Grütter
Georg Grütter is a passionate software developer with over 30 years of experience. He is a developer advocate at Bosch and co-founded the Bosch InnerSource initiative over ten years ago. Georg also serves as a member of the board of directors on the InnerSource Commons Foundation. Outside of work, Georg is an avid recumbent cyclist, an aspiring astrophotographer and chocolate lover.



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