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PhD dissertation survey on requirements engineering practices used in open source software development

Dear sir/madam,

You are invited to participate in a survey titled "requirements engineering practices used in the development of open source software projects". This survey is part of a PhD dissertation study on requirements gathering in open source software development.

10th MSR Conference Annoucement (2013)

The 10th Mining Software Repositories conference is planned for May 18-19 in San Francisco. There are three paper categories this year: research papers, practice papers, and data papers.

OSS Adoption in Corporate Sector - Research Survey


I invite you participate in survey on "Adoption of Open Source Software (OSS) in Corporate Sector". This survey is a part of my research degree (Ph.D). Request you to invest around 10 minutes and fill on-line. Thanks in advance for your support. Please feel free to reach out to me for any clarifications.

"By 2016, over 50% of software 'purchases' will be Open Source" (NorthBridge 2011). ARE WE READY???

Research Objective: Identify reasons for the hindrance in OSS adoption and propose solutions to increase adoption.

Lakshmanan Ramanathan,
Sr. Project Manager, Infosys Limited


Acquisition of open source software

I recently graduated with a master in Innovation Management from the Eindhoven University of Technology.

The subject of my master thesis is: How to buy something that is free?

It develops design principles, grounded in theory and practice, for the inclusion of (F/L)OSS in an organization's tactical procurement of software.

Organization's (especially government organization's) are very good at buying products. Creating an decent IT infrastructure proofs much more difficult. This thesis gives the reader design principles that can be used to change the way software is seen in the organization. They help an organization to strategically apply IT instead of just buying the next update.

Ultimate Debian Database

Ultimate Debian Database (UDD) gathers a lot of data about various aspects of Debian in a single SQL database. It allows users to easily access and combine all this data.

The database has schema diagrams available, and more information about UDD are collected on the Debian Wiki at wiki.debian.org/UltimateDebianDatabase.

Mozilla Madrid Technologies Course

The "Madrid Mozilla Technologies Course" is a three-month blended learning course organized by the Mozilla Foundation, Mozilla Europe and the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (Madrid Spain). The course starts July 1st 2009 and will finish October 15th. Most of the course is on-line and can be followed by followed by students using telematic tools (web, mailing lists, wikis, IRC, etc.). A one-week on-site sprint at on of the campus of the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos from July 13th to July 17th is included in this course.

Humanitarian FOSS

The Humanitarian FOSS Project is a collaborative, community-building project that was started by a group of computing faculty and open source proponents at Trinity College, Wesleyan University, and Connecticut College. Their goal is to build a community of academic computing departments, IT corporations, and local and global humanitarian and community organizations dedicated to building and using Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) to benefit humanity.

2020 FLOSS Roadmap

The 2020 FLOSS Roadmap is an international effort to produce and maintain a prospective vision of Free / Libre / Open Source Software achievements, challenges and issues. The 2008 printable version can be downloaded from the site.


SQO-OSS is a consortium of leading European Open Source projects, consultants and research institutions from Greece, the UK, Germany and Sweden that is developing a comprehensive suite of software quality assessment tools. These tools will enable the objective analysis and benchmarking of Open Source software.

Project Goals
SQO-OSS aims to assist European software developers in improving the quality of their code, and to remove one of the key barriers to entry for Open Source software by providing scientific proof of its quality.


CALIBRE aims to coordinate te study of the characteristics of open source software projects, products and processes, distributed development, and agile methods.

Integrating and coordinating these research activities to adress key objectives for open platforms, such as transferring lessons derived from open source software development to conventional development and agile methods, and vice versa.

The key goals of CALIBRE are :

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