Emerging Free and Open Source Software Practices, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1599042126
  • ISBN-13: 9781599042121
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 288 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released October 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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Project infrastructure and software repositories are now widely available at low cost with easy extraction, providing a foundational base to conduct detailed cyber-archeology at a scale not open to researchers before. Emerging Free and Open Source Software Practices provides a collection of empirical research acting as a focal point to the status of these repositories and infrastructures along with the F/OSS project.

This book presents a framework and state-of-the-art references on F/OSS projects, reporting on past and on-going case studies of projects covering a wide range of F/OSS applications and domains. At the same time, Emerging Free and Open Source Software Practices postulates trends in the evolution of software practices and solutions to the challenges ubiquitous nature free and open source software provides.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Emerging Free and Open Source Software Practices: Table of Contents.
1: Empirical Research into F/OSS.
2: Volunteers in Large Libre Software Projects: A Quantitative Analysis Over Time.
3: Measuring the Efficiency of Free and Open Source Software Projects Using Data Envelopment Analysis.
4: F/OSS Community Structures and Perception.
5: Ecology and Dynamics of Open Source Communities.
6: Perceptions of F/OSS Community: Participants' Views on Participation.
7: Tools for Qualitative F/OSS Development.
8: Software Development and Coordination Tools in Open Source Communities.
9: Evidence-Based Assurance to Support Process Quality in the F/OSS Community.
10: The Chase for OSS Quality: The Meaning of Member Roles, Motivations, and Business Models.
11: Adoption of F/OSS in Public and Corporate Environments.
12: Understanding the Development of Free E-Commerce/E-Business Software: A Resource-Based View.
13: The Migration of Public Administrations Towards Open Source Desktop Software: Recommendations from Research and Validation through a Case Study.
14: Toward a GNU/Linux Distribution for Corporate Environments.
15: F/OSS Case Studies.
16: Assessing the Health of an Open Source Ecosystem.
17: The Rise and Fall of an Open Source Project: A Case Study.
About the Contributors.