Usability and open-source software development

TitleUsability and open-source software development
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsNichols, DM, Thomson, K, Yeates, SA
Secondary TitleProceedings of the Symposium on Computer Human Interaction
Date PublishedJune
PublisherACM SIGCHI New Zealand
KeywordsGreenstone, user study

This paper reports a usability study of the open-source Greenstone Digital Library collection-building software. The problems highlighted by the study are analysed to identify their likely source within the social context of Greenstone's development environment. We discuss how characteristics of open-source software development influence the usability of resulting software products.

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