Master thesis offer: The quest for Open Source knowledge – a knowledge acquisition reference model

The work will jointly be supervised and guided by senior researchers of Otto-von-Guericke University (Faculty of Computer Science) and our company (initOS GmbH) - both located in Magdeburg. Within this master thesis project, we'd like to conduct a structured qualitative analysis (i.e. related literature analysis, semi-structure questionnaires of relevant focus groups) on how relevant knowledge of a specific Open Source ecosystem is obtained and accumulated by its stakeholders. This reference model, though qualitative in nature, should help all identified stakeholders alike:
  • decision makers for instance should predominantly be informed about a “golden” standard that helps them to focus their training and process standardization efforts for employees as well as their strategy
  • for individual employee, the reference model should offer a blueprint that is easily adoptable and applicable in the own environment
Goal of this thesis is to draw a knowledge acquisition reference model. This reference model should include:
  • definitions of Open Source ecosystems
  • involved stakeholders
  • frequently used sources
  • types and quality of information
  • as well as identifiable processes
  • and parameters through which this knowledge is acquired and shared among its members.

Das bringst du mit

following qualifications:

  • solid skill in spoken and written English
  • background in software engineering, computer science, business informatics or related fields
  • studies at the Otto-von-Guericke-Universität
  • grades of 'good' to 'very good'

following properties:

  • highly motivated individuals (m/w/d)
  • reliability
  • willingness to learn

desirable characteristics:

  • a broad and intense enthusiasm for Open Source Software
  • solid experiences in collaborative software development using Python, PHP or any other programming language

Das bieten wir dir

  • with very good achievments you will get the possibility of a following employment
  • advanced workplace equipment
  • support of an international, qualified and friendly team

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Denise Wegner

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