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A Metric Based Approach for Analysis of Software Development Processes in Open Source Environment
American Journal of Software Engineering and Applications
Volume 2, Issue 2, April 2013, Pages: 68-79
Received: Mar. 12, 2013; Published: Apr. 2, 2013
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Parminder Kaur, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar-143005, India
Hardeep Singh, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar-143005, India
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Abstract
Open source software (OSS) is a software program whose source code is available to anyone under a license which gives them freedom to run the program, to study, modify and redistribute the copies of original or modified program. Its objective is to encourage the involvement in the form of improvement, modification and distribution of the licensed work. OSS proved itself highly suited, both as a software product and as a development methodology. The main challenge in the open source software development (OSSD) is to collect and extract data. This paper presents various aspects of open source software community, role of different types of users as well as developers. A metric-based approach for analysis of software development processes in open source environment is suggested and validated through a case study by studying the various development processes undertaken by developers for about fifty different open – source software’s.
Keywords
Free Software, Freedom, Open Source Software (Oss), Propriety Software, Oss Developer Community, Oss Metrics
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Parminder Kaur, Hardeep Singh, A Metric Based Approach for Analysis of Software Development Processes in Open Source Environment, American Journal of Software Engineering and Applications. Vol. 2, No. 2, 2013, pp. 68-79. doi: 10.11648/j.ajsea.20130202.16
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