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An empirical study of integration activities in distributions of open source software

Bram Adams, Ryan Kavanagh, Ahmed E. Hassan, Daniel M. German
2015 Empirical Software Engineering  
This paper performs an empirical study of multi-component integration in the context of three successful open source distributions (Debian, Ubuntu and FreeBSD).  ...  Such distributions integrate thousands of open source components with an operating system kernel to deliver a coherent software product to millions of users worldwide.  ...  activities), or indirectly (providing insights into the fascinating world of OSS distributions).  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10664-015-9371-y fatcat:pnttt573obgubbp7f32wzyt7mi

A Model of the Commit Size Distribution of Open Source [chapter]

Carsten Kolassa, Dirk Riehle, Michel A. Salim
2013 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
We use statistical methods to derive a model of the probabilistic distribution of commit sizes in open source projects and we show that the model is applicable to different project sizes.  ...  By measuring and modeling a fundamental dimension of programming we help improve software development tools and our understanding of software development.  ...  A 2010 study estimated that 98% of all enterprises were using open source software [24] .  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-35843-2_6 fatcat:yjs5c5j52vb5vdjbvp4u6awsg4

The empirical commit frequency distribution of open source projects

Carsten Kolassa, Dirk Riehle, Michel A. Salim
2013 Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Open Collaboration - WikiSym '13  
This paper presents a detailed quantitative analysis of commit frequencies in open-source software development.  ...  The analysis is based on a large sample of open source projects, and presents the overall distribution of commit frequencies.  ...  The contributions of this paper are: • the empirical commit frequency distribution of open source software projects, • an analysis of the differences between developers, • the empirical distribution of  ... 
doi:10.1145/2491055.2491073 dblp:conf/wikis/KolassaRS13 fatcat:rukz6i3x6rgn3hjzkdudlorloq

Green computing and Software Defects in open source software: An Empirical study

Faheem Ahmed, Hasan Mahmood, Adeel Aslam
2014 2014 International Conference on Open Source Systems & Technologies  
Keywords-Open source software, software engineering, software defect management, empirical software engineering, Green computing, Green software code I.  ...  In this study, we empirically investigate that whether there is relationship between defect management in OSS and power consumption of OSS application.  ...  Figure 2 illustrates the number of bugsfixed in various open source software project of the fmal dataset of this study. Figure 3 illustrates the programming language distribution of the dataset.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icosst.2014.7029322 fatcat:y3liguztz5fpdnqwspojevzg5q

Understanding Enterprise Open Source Software Evolution

Lerina Aversano, Marco Di Brino, Daniela Guardabascio, Marcello Salerno, Maria Tortorella
2015 Procedia Computer Science  
This paper report results of an empirical study aimed at analyzing the evolution of most relevant ERP open source system during their lifetime.  ...  Enterprise Open Source Software is continuously gaining acceptance in business organizations.  ...  This data confirms the point of view that the most successful products in open source software are those that have an active community behind, following the project and frequently updating it.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.procs.2015.08.609 fatcat:pdicstusbnajllz5ygmhtvjdcq

Defects In Open Source Software: The Role Of Online Forums

Faheem Ahmed, Piers Campbell, Ahmad Jaffar, Luiz Capretz
2009 Zenodo  
The results of this empirical study provide evidence about the realities of software defects myths of open source software.  ...  On the contrary some believe that due to the active involvement of internet user in online forums, they become a major source of communicating the identification and fixing of defects in open source software  ...  Empirical studies regarding open source quality assurance activities and quality claims are rare [6] .  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1332640 fatcat:zbebvz5sdzazjetel7tthjw5cm

The open science initiative of the Empirical Software Engineering journal

Daniel Méndez Fernández, Martin Monperrus, Robert Feldt, Thomas Zimmermann
2019 Empirical Software Engineering  
-Open Source Software: Availability of source code for a piece of software, along with an open source license permitting reuse, adaptation, and further distribution.  ...  In this editorial we will focus on open data and open source because they are fundamental for making empirical studies more transparent.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10664-019-09712-x fatcat:njxaummq6ffxbaivkjk3s4mfwy

New Generation of Software Metrics

Giulio Concas, Giovanni Cantone, Ewan Tempero, Hongyu Zhang
2010 Advances in Software Engineering  
In "An empirical study of social networks metrics in object oriented software," G.  ...  In The second paper, "Improvement of open source software usability: An empirical evaluation from developers' perspective" by A.  ...  Advances in Artificial Intelligence  ... 
doi:10.1155/2010/913892 fatcat:4texzf7hfnhyrdkvjibkdgmsvm

Mining development repositories to study the impact of collaboration on software systems

Nicolas Bettenburg
2011 Proceedings of the 19th ACM SIGSOFT symposium and the 13th European conference on Foundations of software engineering - SIGSOFT/FSE '11  
Through case studies on a broad spectrum of open-source software projects, we demonstrate the important role of social interactions between stakeholders with respect to the evolution of a software system  ...  Software development is a largely collaborative effort, of which the actual encoding of program logic in source code is a relatively small part.  ...  Through an empirical study on the communication surrounding the process of contribution management in open source software systems, we demonstrate the impact of collaboration on the community developing  ... 
doi:10.1145/2025113.2025165 dblp:conf/sigsoft/Bettenburg11 fatcat:p4p73zeubvhgjm7764hdzgpfem

Requiem for software evolution research

G. Antoniol
2007 Ninth international workshop on Principles of software evolution in conjunction with the 6th ESEC/FSE joint meeting - IWPSE '07  
integrate in one way or the other.  ...  New technologies, new social and cultural trends, a widespread adoption of open source software, the market globalization and new development environments are spelling the requiem to the traditional way  ...  The workshop on mining software repository and an increasing number of papers reporting empirical evidence related to open source projects are encouraging facts.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1294948.1294950 dblp:conf/iwpse/Antoniol07 fatcat:co4jtvjyhren5lmctoywj7foky

Facts and Fallacies of Reuse in Practice

V. Bauer
2013 2013 17th European Conference on Software Maintenance and Reengineering  
As a first step, it empirically assesses the general state of reuse in practice. This is achieved via a large-scale online questionnaire distributed to multiple companies.  ...  In a second step, the findings of the study will be used to extract the context and type of reuse, as well as success factors and hindrances.  ...  The findings of an evaluation on open source software systems indicate that the results of our analysis provide meaningful answers in the identified usage scenarios.  ... 
doi:10.1109/csmr.2013.65 dblp:conf/csmr/Bauer13 fatcat:6wm5khgeqnfnvo6eg6xprbvkmu

Development of Safety-Critical Software Systems Using Open Source Software -- A Systematic Map

Sardar Muhammad Sulaman, Alma Orucevic-Alagic, Markus Borg, Krzysztof Wnuk, Martin Host, Jose Luis de la Vara
2014 2014 40th EUROMICRO Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications  
INTRODUCTION Open Source Software (OSS) denotes normally software that "is distributed under terms that comply with the Open Source Definition" [1] .  ...  With usage of open source we mean both development of open source software and the inclusion of open source software in developed products.  ... 
doi:10.1109/seaa.2014.25 dblp:conf/euromicro/SulamanOBWHV14 fatcat:pr4suu6uq5fqlhyow3ucummoge

A Linguistic Analysis on How Contributors Solve Software Problems in a Distributed Context [chapter]

Héla Masmoudi, Imed Boughzala
2012 IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology  
There is a little understanding of distributed solving activities in Open Source communities. This study aimed to provide some insights in this way.  ...  The main finding of this research shows that the organization of distributed problem-solving activities in Bugzilla isn't based only on the hierarchical distribution of the work between core and periphery  ...  We have considered the case of Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) development as an open and distributed process. Mostly, we were interested in software problems found in Bugzilla' bug reports.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-33442-9_29 fatcat:5lidl2f7qzh6fnaptmu4dpkw3a

Seeking the source

Cleidson de Souza, Jon Froehlich, Paul Dourish
2005 Proceedings of the 2005 international ACM SIGGROUP conference on Supporting group work - GROUP '05  
We show how a range of organizational processes and arrangements can be uncovered in software repositories, with implications for collaborative work in large distributed groups such as open source communities  ...  In distributed software development, two sorts of dependencies can arise.  ...  Grinter has particularly drawn attention to this issue; in her empirical studies of software engineering, she has noted how users of CM systems use the information it provides to maintain an informal awareness  ... 
doi:10.1145/1099203.1099239 dblp:conf/group/SouzaFD05 fatcat:czmijqbzjrhnhgo5pvsvdsondy

Empirical Validation of Software Integration Practices in Global Software Development

Muhammad Ilyas, Siffat Ullah Khan, Nasir Rashid
2020 SN Computer Science  
In our previous study, we identified a list of nine software integration critical success factors (CSFs) for GSD vendors.  ...  We identified 116 software integration practices/solutions that will help GSD vendors in trimming down the complexity of their software integration process.  ...  We are also thankful to all members of the Software Engineering Research Group (SERG-UOM) at the University of Malakand for reviewing the SLR protocol and piloting of the questionnaire.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s42979-020-00175-2 fatcat:vgsxe2j5bzezvnc6jrkri6obim
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