Trust issues in open source software development

TitleTrust issues in open source software development
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsOrsila, H, Geldenhuys, J, Ruokonen, A, Hammouda, I
Secondary TitleProceedings of the Warm Up Workshop for ACM/IEEE ICSE 2010
Place PublishedNew York, NY, USA
ISBN Number978-1-60558-565-9
Keywordsffmpeg, trust, version control, zlib

Open source software and the associated development model holds great promise, but the issue of trust is a major challenge. This applies to companies wishing to adopt the open source model but also within open source projects. We investigate this issue by data mining open source repositories to study two related phenomena: update propagation and distributed version control.


"We have selected two highly reusable libraries, zlib and FFmpeg. The software repository of the projects were downloaded, but mining the information is not an easy task and we considered various sources — such as bug reports, mailing lists, IRC conversations, and source code comments — in addition to the revision history. "

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