New Use Cases Available in the OSPO Book: Porsche and Sony

The establishment of Open Source Program Offices (OSPOs) represents a pivotal transformation in how organizations manage technology stack across the supply chain. Open Source leaders from Porsche and Sony have significantly contributed to the OSPO Book Project by sharing their OSPO Best Practices. We aim their stories to help elevate open source adn technical matters to align with business objectives and challenges, by showcasing their unique approaches to integrating open source operations within their organizational strategies and business units.

Porsche: Anchoring Open Source in Porsche’s Software Strategy

The establishment of an OSPO within Porsche underscores the company’s commitment to leveraging open source as a cornerstone of its software strategy. This strategic move is not just about adopting open source software but embedding it deeply into the company’s fabric.

The Porsche OSPO operates with a clear structure, headed by a lead and organized into various streams. These include a contribution and InnerSource team, an in-house development team, a supplier software development team, a vulnerability lifecycle team, and an architecture and development team. This structure is designed to foster innovation and efficiency across the Porsche software ecosystem. Additionally, FOSS coordinators/ambassadors play a crucial role, acting as liaisons across different business units to ensure the seamless integration of open-source practices.

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Sony: Supporting a Paradigm Shift for Employees and Management

Sony’s approach to open source through its OSPO underscores a broader strategy to induce a paradigm shift with both, employees and management. The use case highlights the company’s strategy to embrace open source across its diverse business segments, including semiconductor, electronics, gaming, and picture industries.

Sony’s OSPO is a testament to the company’s foresight in recognizing the value of open source as a transformative wave. By integrating open source into its core business practices, Sony aims to foster a culture of collaboration and openness, encouraging a more dynamic flow of innovation.

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About the OSPO Book Project

The OSPO Book now features over 20 contributors from diverse fields and sectors. This initiative and the community sustaining it aims to:

If you’d like to learn more about the OSPO book, we recommend reading this article about its 2024 roadmap and ways you can contribute to the project.