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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.

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.

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.

SQO-OSS

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.

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.

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.

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

Ohloh

Ohloh [1] is a social network for open source developers. In addition to the community-oriented social features, Ohloh provides an API and tools for comparing languages and project metrics [2].

[1] www.ohloh.net
[2] www.ohloh.net/tools

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