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A Systematic Mapping Study on the Open Source Software Development Process
Year:2012
Research Areas
  • Information technology and adata processing
Information
Abstract
Abstract?Background: There is no globally accepted open source software development process to define how open source software is developed in practice. A process description is important for coordinating all the software development activities involving both people and technology. Aim: The research question that this study sets out to answer is: What activities do open source software process models contain? The activity groups on which it focuses are Concept Exploration, Software Requirements, Design, Maintenance and Evaluation. Method: We conduct a systematic mapping study (SMS). A SMS is a form of systematic literature review that aims to identify and classify available research papers concerning a particular issue. Results: We located a total of 29 primary studies, which we categorized by the open source software project that they examine and by activity types (Concept Exploration, Software Requirements, Design, Maintenance and Evaluation). The activities present in most of the open source software development processes were Execute Tests and Conduct Reviews, which belong to the Evaluation activities group. Maintenance is the only group that has primary studies addressing all the activities that it contains. Conclusions: The primary studies located by the SMS are the starting point for analyzing the open source software development process and proposing a process model for this community. The papers in our paper pool that describe a specific open source software project provide more regarding our research question than the papers that talk about open source software development without referring to a specific open source software project.
International
Si
Congress
International Conference on Evaluation & Assessment in Software Engineering (EASE?12).
960
Place
Ciudad Real, España
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
978-1-84919-541-6
10.1049/ic.2012.0005
Start Date
14/05/2012
End Date
15/05/2012
From page
42
To page
46
Proceedings of the EASE 2012
Participants
  • Autor: Silvia T. Acuña (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
  • Autor: John W. Castro (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
  • Autor: Oscar Dieste Tubio (UPM)
  • Autor: Natalia Juristo Juzgado (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Ingeniería del Software
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