The Evolution of Open Source Software Using Eclipse Metrics

Ajlan Al-Ajlan
2009 2009 International Conference on New Trends in Information and Service Science  
Technological development has become so manifest in all fields that it is now highly crucial to take it into consideration whenever possible. Open Source Software (OSS) has becoming widely adopted by commercial, public and academic organisations. Currently, there is increasing interest and demand in the existing applications of OSS in all fields all over the world. OSS has increased in prominence in the last decade, mostly due to the success of well-known software organisations such as Apache,
more » ... ozilla, Linux and Guice. As these organisations have become more dependent on software, the effective management of Software Evolution (SE) becomes more critical to an organization's success. Therefore, the provision of well-evolved OSS has become an urgent issue in these days and will be so in the future. Therefore, the major challenge in OSS is how to evolve its environment, especially improvements in the security and quality of these systems. The main aim of this paper is to measure the evolution of OSS using, Eclipse Metrics (EM), with Guice software (GS) as a case study. In addition, this paper gives a brief literature review on OSS and how it has evolved.
doi:10.1109/niss.2009.154 fatcat:rzrx5nbbt5hoxf64ivhgqanyni