The many meanings of open source

  title={The many meanings of open source},
  author={C. Gacek and B. Arief},
  journal={IEEE Software},
  • C. Gacek, B. Arief
  • Published 2004
  • Computer Science
  • IEEE Software
  • Many software development methodologies are called "open source." However simply stating that a project is open source doesn't precisely describe the approach used to support the project. A multidisciplinary viewpoint can help determine those characteristics that are common to open source projects and those that vary among projects. These characteristics form the basis for a taxonomy of open source projects that's useful for analyzing and setting up projects. They also provide a starting point… CONTINUE READING
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