Open Source and Closed Source Software Development Methodologies

TitleOpen Source and Closed Source Software Development Methodologies
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsPotdar, V, Chang, E
Secondary TitleProceedings of the 4th ICSE Workshop on Open Source
Keywordslife cycle, lifecycle

Open source software development represents a fundamentally new concept in the field of software engineering. Open source development and delivery occurs over the Internet. Developers are not confined to a geographic area. They work voluntarily on a project of their choice. As new requirements emerge, the software is enhanced by the user/developers. In this paper we show a comparative study of open source and closed source software development approaches and present a software life cycle model for open source software development.

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