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Interdisciplinary Insights on Open Source

Gacek, Cristina, Lawrie, Tony, Arief, Budi (2002) Interdisciplinary Insights on Open Source. In: Proceedings of the Open Source Software Development Workshop, 25th - 26th February, 2002, Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K.. (KAR id:58770)


The term “open source” is widely applied to describe some software development methodologies. This paper does not provide a judgment on the open source approach, but exposes the fact that simply stating that a project is open source does not provide a precise description of the approach used to support the project. By taking a multi- disciplinary point of view, we propose a collection of characteristics that are common, as well as some that vary among open source projects. The set of open source characteristics we found can be used as a tick-list both for analysing and for setting up open source projects. Our tick-list also provides a starting point for understanding the many meanings of the term open source.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Proceeding)
Uncontrolled keywords: open source, free software, software engineering, interdisciplinary research
Subjects: Q Science
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Budi Arief
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2016 10:03 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:23 UTC
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