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ing the distributor's obligation to propagate the copyright, whereas the GNU 1 (a recursive acronym for " GNU's Not Unix ") General Public License (GPL) comes with strong constraints on software distribution, patents, and more. This article discusses the major legal aspects and risks in using OSS and how to mitigate them in product development. We'll answer(More)
Practically all industry studies on software project results conclude that good requirements engineering plays a pivotal role for successful projects. A key reason for project failures is insufficient management of changing requirements during all stages of the project life cycle. This article investigates one of the root causes for changing requirements,(More)
S everal technologies support communication , control, and coordination problems in a distributed development environment. We'll discuss such collaboration and integration technologies and take a close look at their tools for particular software processes, as the technologies often have a general purpose. To describe the processes, we'll follow the ISO/IEC(More)
Requirements engineering is the disciplined and systematic approach to elicit, specify, analyze, commit, validate, and manage requirements while considering user, technical, economic, and business-oriented needs and objectives. It spans the entire lifecycle, often involving distributed teams and supply chains. Tools facilitate consistency and ef ciency in(More)