Evidence-Based Assurance to Support Process Quality in the F/OSS Community

Evidence-Based Assurance to Support Process Quality in the F/OSS Community

Anas Tawileh (Cardiff University, UK), Omer F. Rana (Cardiff University, UK), Wendy Ivins (Cardiff University, UK) and Stephen McIntosh (Cardiff University, UK)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 27
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-210-7.ch006
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Abstract

This chapter investigates the quality issues of the free and open source software (F/OSS) development processes. It argues that software developed within the F/OSS paradigm has witnessed substantial growth rates within the software developers’ community. However, end users from outside the community are still sceptical about adopting F/OSS because of the perceived lack of quality assurance mechanisms within the F/OSS development process. The authors aim to promote higher adoption of F/OSS artefacts outside the developers’ community by exploring possibilities to provide appropriate evidence based assurances that F/OSS artefacts will meet the quality levels expected by users.

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