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The Many Meanings of Open Source

Gacek, Cristina, Arief, Budi (2004) The Many Meanings of Open Source. IEEE Software, 21 (1). pp. 34-40. ISSN 0740-7459. (doi:10.1109/MS.2004.1259206) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Many software development methodologies are called "open source". However, simply stating that a project is open source doesn't precisely describe the approach used to support the project. A multidisciplinary viewpoint can help determine those characteristics that are common to open source projects and those that vary among projects. These characteristics form the basis for a taxonomy of open source projects that's useful for analyzing and setting up projects. They also provide a starting point for understanding what "open source" means.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1109/MS.2004.1259206
Uncontrolled keywords: Computer aided software engineering, Installation, Internet, Quality control, Security of data, Societies and institutions, Code quality, Open source code, Binary codes
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science)
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Budi Arief
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2016 11:39 UTC
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2019 10:41 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/58699 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Arief, Budi: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1830-1587
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