Open Source Software: The Other Commercial Software

TitleOpen Source Software: The Other Commercial Software
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsHissam, S, Weinstock, C
Secondary Title1st Workshop on Open Source Software Engineering at ICSE 2001
Keywordscommercial off-the-shelf software, commercial software, COTS software, open source software

Open source software is a source of components from which systems can be built. Components can also be acquired in the marketplace. There are a myriad of issues that affect software that incorporates commercial components. These issues (and others) also affect open source software. In this paper we examine issues that an organization using open source software is likely to face in light of lessons learned from the world of commercial components

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