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Dependability Issues in Open Source Software - DIRC Project Activity 5 Final Report

Arief, Budi and Bosio, Diana and Gacek, Cristina and Rouncefield, Mark (2002) Dependability Issues in Open Source Software - DIRC Project Activity 5 Final Report. Technical report. CS-TR-760

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Abstract

This report presents the findings of this investigation by reporting on the main activities that have been undertaken and presenting our informed final recommendation on a follow-on project activity. It is structured in the following way. Section 2 explains the obstacles encountered while trying to understand the term "open source", contacts pursued and projects observed with respect to open source. Section 3 presents insights into the sociology of open source software development, whereas section 4 describes observations drawn and main issues identified for open source software development and dependable systems engineering. Finally, section 5 explains our recommendation together with the reasons behind our decision. Further insights on the activities described in this report, as well as various papers that have been written in relation to this activity can be found in the appendices A - E.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical report)
Uncontrolled keywords: open source, interdisciplinary research
Subjects: Q Science
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Budi Arief
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2016 10:11 UTC
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2019 10:41 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/58771 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Arief, Budi: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1830-1587
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