Open Source Software Systems

TitleOpen Source Software Systems
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsLenin, RB, Ramaswamy, S, Yu, L, Govindan, RB
Refereed DesignationRefereed
Secondary TitleInternational Journal of Open Source Software and Processes
Pagination28 - 47
ISSN Number1942-3934

Complex software systems and the huge amounts of data they produce are becoming an integral part of our organizations. We are also becoming increasingly dependent on high quality software products in our everyday lives. These systems ‘evolve’ as we identify and correct existing defects, provide new functionalities, or increase their nonfunctional qualities - such as security, maintainability, performance, etc. Simultaneously, more software development projects are distributed over multiple locations (often globally) and are often several millions of dollars in development costs. Consequently, as the Internet continually eliminates geographic boundaries, the concept of doing business within a single country has given way to companies focusing on competing in an international marketplace. The digitalization of work and the reorganization of work processes across many organizations have resulted in routine and/or commodity components being outsourced.

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