The Key to Improving Collaboration and Driving Innovation within the Enterprise
The term “Inner Source” was first coined by Tim O’Reilly in 2000, when the principles and practices of open source were applied within a single organization. Since then, the concept of “inner sourcing” has gained popularity, with some early adopters leading the way. However, it is only in recent years that the conditions have become favorable for the widespread adoption of Inner Sourcing.
Inner Sourcing brings with it a set of tools and techniques from open-source communities that allow groups to work together on projects. By implementing Inner Sourcing methodologies in the enterprise, organizations can achieve standardization of technologies, frameworks, libraries, and tools, as well as processes. This standardization allows for the reuse of design, code, and best practices, which results in faster and higher-quality deliveries while reducing bottlenecks and resource dependencies.