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Studying the laws of software evolution in a long-lived FLOSS project

Jesus M. Gonzalez-Barahona, Gregorio Robles, Israel Herraiz, Felipe Ortega
2013 Journal of Software: Evolution and Process  
As a result, we have developed a methodology for studying the evolution of such long-lived projects based on the information in their source code management repository, described in detail several aspects  ...  Some free, open-source software projects have been around for quite a long time, the longest living ones dating from the early 1980s.  ...  We thank the developers of glibc for the care in the maintenance of their SCM repository, for enabling this study by making it publicly available, and for developing glibc itself over such a long period  ... 
doi:10.1002/smr.1615 pmid:25893093 pmcid:PMC4375964 fatcat:yjfdsaqkbvgpdew6adhvtbnxp4

Adapting the "staged model for software evolution" to free/libre/open source software

Andrea Capiluppi, Jesús M. González-Barahona, Israel Herraiz, Gregorio Robles
2007 Ninth international workshop on Principles of software evolution in conjunction with the 6th ESEC/FSE joint meeting - IWPSE '07  
The output of the what/why studies is exemplified by empirical hypotheses, such as the staged model of software evolution,.  ...  The two perspectives are related in various ways: the study of the what/why is for instance essential to achieve an appropriate management of software engineering activities, and to guide innovation in  ...  The loop of evolution changes presented in Figure 1 may be accomplished through many years. Both traditional commercial and FLOSS systems have shown the characteristics of long-lived software.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1294948.1294968 dblp:conf/iwpse/CapiluppiGHR07 fatcat:uhwd55j2urehrcizkqajihgm4m

The Role of Face-to-Face Meetings in Technology-Supported Self-Organizing Distributed Teams

K. Crowston, J. Howison, C. Masango, U.Y. Eseryel
2007 IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication  
We examine the role of face-to-face meetings in the context of technologysupported self-organizing distributed or virtual teams, specifically Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) development teams.  ...  Based on a qualitative inductive analysis of data from interviews and observations at FLOSS conferences, we identify a variety of settings in which developers meet face-to-face, activities performed in  ...  Indeed, FLOSS projects follow a power law distribution in size, meaning that there are a few very big projects and a lot of small ones.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tpc.2007.902654 fatcat:bsnpjhxxhngcrd2thcpipff32i

Adopting Free/Libre/Open Source Software Practices, Techniques and Methods for Industrial Use

Richard Torkar, Pau Minoves, Janina Garrigós
2011 Journal of the AIS  
This paper proposes the adoption of relevant Free/Libre/Open Source Software (FLOSS) practices in order to improve software development projects in industry.  ...  The final step in the study was a validation of the results (Gorschek et al., 2006) through a series of workshops performed at Ericsson and two other large companies.  ...  Barbara Russo, Free University Bozen/Bolzano, who provided valuable feedback during the course of this study. Furthermore, Prof.  ... 
doi:10.17705/1jais.00252 fatcat:rgf5majpsvgzrpa37fcjtkzjym

Introduction: Open Source Software and the Digital Commons [chapter]

2020 Incorporating the Digital Commons: Corporate Involvement in Free and Open Source Software  
To contextualise the emergence of FLOSS within the evolution of the computing and software industries, a brief history of these industries is provided below.  ...  Finally, the third case study in Chapter 5 focuses on how FLOSS communities cope with unwanted corporate influence in their projects.  ...  Similar sources can be found for all the FLOSS projects discussed in this study.  ... 
doi:10.16997/book39.a fatcat:j5yfbkaohvb23ikvralkczet5u

Can Open Source projects succeed when the producers are not users? Lessons from the data processing field

Nicolas Jullien, Karine Roudaut
2012 Management international  
But what is the incentive for producers when they are not users? We discuss this question via a quantitative study of FLOSS projects in "algorithm-based industries".  ...  Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) proposes an original way to solve the incentive dilemma for the production of information goods, based on von Hippel (1988)'s user-as-innovator principle: as users  ...  The investment to participate in a FLOSS project may seem obvious, as it deals with the production of a piece of software.  ... 
doi:10.7202/1012397ar fatcat:5qs7mxyjvrhebcp7iqwvuwu4jq

Can Open Source Projects Succeed When the Producers are Not Users? Lessons from the Data Processing Field

Nicolas Jullien, Karine Roudaut
2010 Social Science Research Network  
But what is the incentive for producers when they are not users? We discuss this question via a quantitative study of FLOSS projects in "algorithm-based industries".  ...  Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) proposes an original way to solve the incentive dilemma for the production of information goods, based on von Hippel (1988)'s user-as-innovator principle: as users  ...  The investment to participate in a FLOSS project may seem obvious, as it deals with the production of a piece of software.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.1684622 fatcat:dza4lc3kgbev3kqabylrrtoq7e

Open Source and Sustainability: the Role of Universities [article]

Giorgio F. Signorini
2019 arXiv   pre-print
Widespread use of OS software, fostering of research projects aimed to use and develop OS software and hardware, the use of open education tools, and a strong commitment to open access publishing are some  ...  One important goal in sustainability is making technologies available to the maximum possible number of individuals, and especially to those living in less developed areas (Goal 9 of SDG).  ...  They can actively support the use of OS software and hardware both in teaching and research projects.  ... 
arXiv:1910.06073v1 fatcat:hgssib5ne5c7xiifqjymoego5y

The Process of Introducing FLOSS in the Public Administration: The Case of Venezuela

Edgar Maldonado
2010 Journal of the AIS  
The subject matter of this study is the adoption of FLOSS by the Venezuelan public infrastructure. This case of technological adoption in public settings has additional complexities.  ...  This study analyzes the mandatory FLOSS policies of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the initiatives associated with the adoption process.  ...  be savings in the long term.  ... 
doi:10.17705/1jais.00240 fatcat:y3pksgaurvgqtpkyqiu35h4hiu

Against the "Networked Information Economy": Rethinking Decentralization, Community, and Free Software Development

Ben Roberts
2011 Criticism: A Quarterly for Literature and the Arts  
Yet perhaps even more surprising is the sheer scale of the software currently emerging from FLOSS projects.  ...  This dispute is often encapsulated in terms of the respective positions of two important figures within the evolution of FLOSS: Richard Stallman and Eric Raymond.  ... 
doi:10.1353/crt.2011.0023 fatcat:tmphc56pnrbpth2dnap3knwv2u

Revolution remixed? The emergence of Open Content Film-making as a viable component within the mainstream film industry

Gian Marco Campagnolo, Evi Giannatou, Michael Franklin, James Stewart, Robin Williams
2018 Information, Communication & Society  
a viable alternative to mainstream film production, comparable to free/libre open source software (FLOSS), were challenged, in particular, by the difficulties experienced in establishing viable livelihoods  ...  This paper reports on a subsequent study of how OCF practices became adopted as mundane elements in a film production and distribution system that itself has been, and continues to be, dramatically changed  ...  We adopted BoAP as an extension of the social learning perspective (Sørensen, 1996) as a means to understand the evolution of a technology project (in this case OCF) and how it changed over time with  ... 
doi:10.1080/1369118x.2018.1465109 fatcat:ok7n2qfiejfejmivq43slmsxje

An environment for sustainable research software in Germany and beyond: current state, open challenges, and call for action

Hartwig Anzt, Felix Bach, Stephan Druskat, Frank Löffler, Axel Loewe, Bernhard Y. Renard, Gunnar Seemann, Alexander Struck, Elke Achhammer, Piush Aggarwal, Franziska Appel, Michael Bader (+31 others)
2020 F1000Research  
This paper is the outcome of two workshops run in Germany in 2019, at deRSE19 - the first International Conference of Research Software Engineers in Germany - and a dedicated DFG-supported follow-up workshop  ...  Research software has become a central asset in academic research.  ...  Concerning the discussion of "The list of criteria presented in this section could be the basis for a structured review process…" I suggest to include two additional initiatives for software review.  ... 
doi:10.12688/f1000research.23224.1 pmid:33552475 pmcid:PMC7845155 fatcat:g4aqsfmdcrez5kimv5j6fzbh2e

Studying Evolving Software Ecosystems based on Ecological Models [chapter]

Tom Mens, Maálick Claes, Philippe Grosjean, Alexander Serebrenik
2013 Evolving Software Systems  
Ultimately, we wish to use such knowledge to derive diagnostic tools aiming to predict survival of software projects within their ecosystem, to analyse and optimise the fitness of software projects in  ...  The aim is to learn from research in ecology to advance the understanding of evolving software ecosystems.  ...  To carry out such empirical studies, we need access to ecosystems that are sufficiently large (in terms of number of projects), active (in terms of number of contributors) and long-lived (in terms of number  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-45398-4_10 fatcat:mtywqgntzfhjxdqgbbgc3zeuzu

Revolution postponed? Tracing the development and limitations of open content filmmaking

Evi Giannatou, Gian Marco Campagnolo, Michael Franklin, James K Stewart, Robin Williams
2018 Information, Communication & Society  
Inspired by the widespread success of Free-Libre/Open Source Software (FLOSS), many proponents of open access advocate reconceptualisation of existing legal protection frameworks in creative works.  ...  The initial vision of a consistent OCF movement, enabled by CC, thus became fragmented.  ...  Notes on contributors Evi Giannatou is a social researcher interested in the interaction between legal innovation and ICTs and the possibilities it generates for innovative social and economic practises  ... 
doi:10.1080/1369118x.2018.1464590 fatcat:cbqq2dbn3vhwnid4jymbiayfta

Software Architecture Knowledge Management

Hans van Vliet
2008 Australian Software Engineering Conference : Proceedings  
to systems in that domain. v vi Foreword The third situation concerned the evolution of a mature and aging software system that had to be adjusted to a set of new requirements affecting functionality  ...  I hope that this book and the research projects that led to it will see equally admirable successors in the future. Preface A software architecture manifests the major early design decisions.  ...  We are also thankful to Remco C. de Boer, who converted most of the figures to a format we could work with.  ... 
doi:10.1109/aswec.2008.4483186 fatcat:xwdaitrejvb2fkyx3ymeg6tq6i
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