In this episode, our host Karsten Hohage talks with our guests Wolfgang Gehring and Christian Wege about FOSS at Mercedes-Benz Group AG. Wolfgang and Christian explain how and why Mercedes-Benz enables their employees to become and stay active in open source, which open-source projects they are working on, and how they contribute to the open-source world outside of Mercedes-Benz. We also learn why a so-called driver’s license is essential for working on open-source projects as a Mercedes-Benz employee.
Inspired by the InnerSource movement more than five years ago, Dr. Wolfgang Gehring turned into an ambassador for InnerSource and open source and has been spreading the idea within Mercedes-Benz and its IT-subsidiary Daimler TSS. A software engineer by trade, Wolfgang’s goal is to enable Mercedes-Benz to accelerate their open-source activities.
Dr. Christian Wege has a background in informatics, leading the IT team of the Mercedes-Benz FOSS Center of Competence. Before this, he worked on FOSS topics at Mercedes-Benz Group AG for more than ten years and has been one of the initiators to propose FOSS as a strategic initiative. He strives to make the voice of the developer heard in the creation of the FOSS governance processes and to establish FOSS within Mercedes-Benz.
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