Open-Source Software as
Catalyzer for Technology Transfer:
Kieker’s Development and Lessons
The monitoring framework Kieker commenced as a joint diploma thesis of the University of Oldenburg and a telecommunication provider in 2006,and grew toward a high-quality open-source project during the last years. Meanwhile, Kieker has been and is employed in various projects.Several research groups constitute the open-source community to advance the Kieker framework. In this paper, we review Kieker's history,development, and impact as catalyzer for technology transfer.