Release Mismanagement in Open Source

TitleRelease Mismanagement in Open Source
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsWright, H, Perry, D
Secondary TitleOSS2009: Open Source Ecosystems: Diverse Communities Interacting (IFIP 2.13)
Pagination365 - 365
Date Published2009///
ISSN Number978-3-642-02031-5

To a user, unreleased software is nonexistent software, even in open source projects which make the source code readily accessible. Every project requires regular software releases to encourage adoption and attract developers. Different projects approach the task of releasing software in variousways [2], and many experience breakdowns in their release process at some point during their evolution [3]. This poster presents examples of these instances, and how projects are learning from and improving upon them.

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