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FLOSSworld

The FLOSSWorld project aims to strengthen Europe's leadership in research into FLOSS and open standards, building a global constituency with partners from Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, India, Malaysia and South Africa.

Context

Managing the Complexity of the Open Source Infrastructure

Mancoosi is a European research project in the Seventh Research Framework Programme (FP7) of the European Commission. The project is situated in the FP7 theme Information & Communication Technologies (ICT), Challenge 1: Pervasive and Trusted Network and Service Infrastructures, Objective 2007.1.2 Service and Software Architectures, Infrastructures and Engineering. The project has started February 1st, 2008, and will have a duration of 3 years.

EDOS - Environment for the development and Distribution of Open Source software

The EDOS project aims to study and solve problems associated with the production, management and distribution of open source software packages.

Software packages are files in the RPM or Debian packaging format that contain executable programs or libraries, their files, along with metadata describing what's in the package and what conditions are needed to use it.

QualOSS

QUALOSS studies QUALity in Open Source Software

QUALOSS plans to mostly automate the quality measurement of open source software. The QUALOSS platform uses tools to analyse two types of data: source code and project-repository information. Thanks to the tooled-method of QUALOSS, it will be possible to assess the quality of open source projects quantitatively, objectively and rapidly.

Resource collection from opensource.ucc.ie

A bibliography and links to FLOSS workshops and journal special issues is available from opensource.ucc.ie.

FLOSS group on MyExperiment

Interested in analysis of FLOSS project data from repositories? Please feel free to join the FLOSS group on MyExperiment.org!

MyExperiment allows easy analysis workflow sharing and provides social networking tools for research collaboration. The FLOSS group is intended for researchers studying open source software development. Sharing analysis workflows and components is an efficient way to advance the efforts of the FLOSS research community and is consistent with the values of the development communities we study.

FLOSS @ Syracuse

The FLOSS research group at Syracuse University's iSchool offers several FLOSS research resources, developed in conjunction with research into work practices and dynamics of FLOSS development teams.

We are studying the following general research questions:

  • What practices make some distributed work teams more effective than others?
  • How are these practices developed?
  • What are the dynamics through which self-organizing distributed teams develop and work?

Presentations on FLOSS

Presentation slides on FLOSS and related topics are available from SlideShare; discover what people are presenting about FLOSS, and share your own work as well. These presentations may provide useful educational materials and a snapshot of how people are presenting FLOSS in a variety of settings.

The links below provide search query results for SlideShare:

FOSSology

The FOSSology project started out as an internal development effort at Hewlett Packard Company (HP). As part of HP’s own internal IT governance process, we needed a tool that would quickly and accurately describe how a given open source project was licensed. Rather than simply collecting a project’s advertised license (as given at their website or in their documentation), this tool needed to analyze all of the source code for a given project and intelligently report all of the licenses being used, based on the license declarations and tell-tale phrases that identify software licensing.

FLOSSMetrics

FLOSSMetrics [1] stands for Free/Libre Open Source Software Metrics.

The main objective of FLOSSMetrics is to construct, publish and analyse a large scale database with information and metrics about libre software development coming from several thousands of software projects, using existing methodologies, and tools already developed. The project will also provide a public platform for validation and industrial exploitation of results.

[1] www.flossmetrics.org

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