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Open source software (OSS) products have been widely adopted by commercial as well as government organizations. However, despite their increased adoption, many OSS projects still fail in responding to users' quality needs such as resolving software defects. Hence, this paper investigates the responsiveness of OSS projects to users' needs in terms of(More)
The term electronic government (e-government) mainly refers to the information and communications technology (ICT) usage to modify structures and procedures of government agencies. Acknowledging the necessity of utilizing the new electronic, information, and communication technologies, the movement toward implementation of e-government in Iran has recently(More)
—Unlike closed source software development, open source software (OSS) projects are not commonly driven by direct profit and do not offer developers monetary incentives. Instead, OSS development relies on volunteer developers and voluntary contributions from the user community. Thus, attracting voluntary user contributions to OSS projects is a challenging(More)
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Open Source Software (OSS) is an important asset in today's software-intensive society. The success of OSS projects is highly dependent on a number of factors. These factors must be understood and managed as an OSS project progresses. Thus, project management of an OSS project has a decisive role in ensuring the success of its software. The objective of the(More)