An Empirical Study on the Relationship Between Software Design Quality, Development Effort and Governance in Open Source Projects

  title={An Empirical Study on the Relationship Between Software Design Quality, Development Effort and Governance in Open Source Projects},
  author={Eugenio Capra and Chiara Francalanci and Francesco Merlo},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering},
The relationship among software design quality, development effort, and governance practices is a traditional research problem. However, the extent to which consolidated results on this relationship remain valid for open source (OS) projects is an open research problem. An emerging body of literature contrasts the view of open source as an alternative to proprietary software and explains that there exists a continuum between closed and open source projects. This paper hypothesizes that as… CONTINUE READING
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