Should we Release it? International Workshop on the Critical Aspects of Releasing Open Source Software (CAReOSS)

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Should we release it?

International workshop on the Critical Aspects of Releasing Open Source Software (CAReOSS)

Held in conjunction with the 14th International Conference on Open Source Systems (OSS 2018)

Sunday, June 10th 2018, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece

Call For Papers

Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) is playing an essential role in the success of the large, complex and sophisticated software solutions that we design, build and deploy today and its ongoing adoption among businesses, governments, and other organizations offers a constantly expanding ground for collaboration, business development and innovation.

The workshop aims to bring together researchers, practitioners and members of the FLOSS community to discuss the critical underpinnings of a decision to release software with a Free/Libre Open Source License. The goal is to identify and elaborate on the pragmatic concerns involved in the decision, covering aspects that include, but are not limited to, the following:

The workshop seeks for contributions that will elaborate on the above or related topics and discuss lessons learned, suggest best practices, report on previous experience (reflecting on successes or failures), pinpoint anti-patterns, and, ultimately, articulate the crucial issues to be taken under consideration by the decision makers (such as software developers, product managers, business stakeholders).

Important Dates

Submission guidelines

All submissions must be 5 pages maximum in the Springer conference paper format. The bibliographic references do not count towards the page limit.

All authors should submit their papers through easychair.

Accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings, which will be published by Springer in IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology (IFIP AICT) Series. All information relevant to contributing authors regarding the IFIP AICT print/electronic publication process can be found at Particularly we would like to ask the authors to apply the Springer conference paper templates, which can be found in the author’s instruction page.


Program Committee