SUDO is a collaborative research project running over four years that addresses the urgent need to tackle new and emerging challenges related to different types of lock-in effects that impact on decision makers in companies when IT systems are developed, used, and deployed in complex application domains.
In the context of development and procurement of software systems it is evident that the complexity in conditions for decision making concerning IT systems in companies has increased dramatically in recent years. Open source projects and open standards have demonstrated a great potential for increased business performance and technological advancement during the last decade through provision of innovative and flexible IT solutions. Further, open source projects and open standards can be utilised to avoid and mitigate different types of lock-in effects. For this reason it is important to adopt effective work practices and strategies for organisational involvement in open source projects in order to account for changing business conditions.
The overarching goal of the SUDO project is to investigate and develop effective work practices for strategic engagement with open source software projects implementing IT standards.