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A stage model of open source activities: An exploratory analysis on open source repository

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1 Author(s)
Toshihiko Yamakami ; CTO Office, ACCESS, 2-8-16 Sarugaku-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan 101-0064

Open source has impacted software industry since its birth. The magnitude of its impact is increasing day by day in a global scale. It is critical for any software vendor to take an appropriate position in the open-source-involved software engineering. The software engineering metrics needs a social dimension to cope with open-source-involved context. After more than a decade of open source activities, open source is still on the stage of identifying its position in the software industry from the quality control, project management and business model perspectives. In this paper, the author attempts to identify the macro view of the open source activities from the publicly available activity logs.

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Advanced Communication Technology (ICACT), 2010 The 12th International Conference on  (Volume:1 )

Date of Conference:

7-10 Feb. 2010