Toward Sustainable Collaborative Software Development: A Case in Higher Education

Sean Hansen, Manlu Liu, Qiang Tu
2015 Americas Conference on Information Systems  
Unmet needs in the area of enterprise applications have led to a new type of system development. Community source is collaborative open source development among multiple institutional partners, typically to achieve mutually desired outcomes. By examining a real world community source project -Kuali, this study addresses the challenges community source faces for sustaining in a large and complicate community. We apply modularity theory to understand how such challenges can be addressed to
more » ... the sustainability of a collaborative software development community. The matrix is developed to demonstrate both of existing modularity and lacking of modularity in the Kuali community. A proposed matrix is suggested to enhance modularity and establish an organic roof for sustainable collaborative software development.
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