Study “FOSS Management”
Our “FOSS Management” survey of the European automotive industry revealed widespread use of free and open source software (FOSS) but pointed to gaps in the FOSS governance and software asset management processes across software supply chains.
Study participants representing 50 percent of the EU automotive ecosystem including auto manufacturers (OEMs), Tier 1 suppliers and automotive software developers, indicated that drivers of FOSS use include:
- Competitive differentiation
- Reduced development costs
- Increased customization agility
- Avoidance of software vendor lock-in
The BearingPoint study was scientifically guided by Prof. Dr. Dirk Riehle, head of the Open Source Institute at the University of Erlangen/Nuremberg and sponsored by Black Duck Software, the leader in open source software knowledge, adoption and governance.