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21 September 2009, 16:22

Ph.D. Studies in Open Source at the University of Erlangen

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University of Erlangen-Nuremberg logo Just one year after the Department of Computer Science at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany hired its first professor of open source software, its Open Source Research Group is now seeking to fill several positions. According to the job posting, the University is currently looking for "recent graduates or experienced software developers to start doctoral studies" in open source.

The group, headed by Professor Dirk Riehle, a former Senior Research Scientist at the Open Source Research Group for SAP Labs in Silicon Valley, will explore software engineering processes, practices and tools. The group members will also look at various open source businesses, industry cooperation and software development. Professor Riehle aims to develop and improve economic models designed to accelerate decision making and investment strategies in open source.

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