Call for Quality: Open Source Software Quality Observation

by de Groot, Adriaan and K├╝gler, Sebastian and Adams, Paul and Gousios, Georgios

edited by Damiani, Ernesto and Fitzgerald, Brian and Scacchi, Walt and Scotto, Marco and Succi, Giancarlo

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Abstract

This paper describes how a Software Quality Observatory works to evaluate and quantify the quality of an Open Source project. Such a quality mea- surement can be used by organizations intending to deploy an Open Source solution to pick one of the available projects for use. We offer a case description of how the Software Quality Observatory will be applied to the KDE project to document and evaluate its quality practices for outsiders.

Bibtex record

@incollection{GKAG06B,
  author = {de Groot, Adriaan and K\"{u}gler, Sebastian and Adams, Paul and Gousios, Georgios},
  editor = {Damiani, Ernesto and Fitzgerald, Brian and Scacchi, Walt and Scotto, Marco and Succi, Giancarlo},
  title = {Call for Quality: Open Source Software Quality Observation},
  booktitle = {IFIP International Federation for Information Processing},
  isbn = {978-0-387-34225-2},
  pages = {57--62},
  year = {2006},
  volume = {203/2006},
  publisher = {Springer Boston},
  url = {/pub/open-source software-quality-observation.pdf}
}

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