Understanding the requirements for developing open source software systems

  title={Understanding the requirements for developing open source software systems},
  author={Walt Scacchi},
  journal={IEE Proceedings - Software},
This study presents an initial set of findings from an empirical study of social processes, technical system configurations, organizational contexts, and interrelationships that give rise to open software. The focus is directed at understanding the requirements for open software development efforts, and how the development of these requirements differs from those traditional to software engineering and requirements engineering. Four open software development communities are described, examined… CONTINUE READING
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