A systematic mapping study on the open source software development process.

Dieste Tubio, Oscar and Juristo Juzgado, Natalia and Acuña, Silvia T. and Castro, John W. (2012). A systematic mapping study on the open source software development process.. In: "16th International Conference on Evaluation & Assessment in Software Engineering (EASE 2012)", 14/05/2012 - 15/05/2012, Ciudad Real, España. ISBN 978-1-84919-541-6. pp. 42-46.

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Title: A systematic mapping study on the open source software development process.
Author/s:
  • Dieste Tubio, Oscar
  • Juristo Juzgado, Natalia
  • Acuña, Silvia T.
  • Castro, John W.
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 16th International Conference on Evaluation & Assessment in Software Engineering (EASE 2012)
Event Dates: 14/05/2012 - 15/05/2012
Event Location: Ciudad Real, España
Title of Book: 16th International Conference on Evaluation & Assessment in Software Engineering (EASE 2012)
Date: 2012
ISBN: 978-1-84919-541-6
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: systematic mapping study, open source software development, software engineering, estudio de mapeos sistemático, desarrollo de software de código fuente abierto, ingeniería del software.
Faculty: Facultad de Informática (UPM)
Department: Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos e Ingeniería del Software
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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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.

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Item ID: 20722
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/20722/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:20722
Official URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/articleDetails.jsp?arnumber=6272494
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 06 Nov 2013 18:19
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2014 11:21
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