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Type: Conference paper
Title: The importance of architectural knowledge in integrating open source software
Author: Stol, K.
Babar, M.
Avgeriou, P.
Citation: IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, 2011 / Hissam, S., Russo, B., de Mendonca Neto, M., Kon, F. (ed./s), vol.365, pp.142-158
Publisher: Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
Issue Date: 2011
Series/Report no.: IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, IFIPAICT, vol. 365
ISBN: 9783642244179
ISSN: 1868-4238
Conference Name: 7th IFIP WG 2.13 International Conference on Open Source Systems (OSS 2011) (6 Oct 2011 - 7 Oct 2011 : Salvador de Bahia, Brazil)
Editor: Hissam, S.
Russo, B.
de Mendonca Neto, M.
Kon, F.
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Klaas-Jan Stol, Muhammad Ali Babar, and Paris Avgeriou
Abstract: Open Source Software (OSS) is increasingly used in Component- Based Software Development (CBSD) of large software systems. An important issue in CBSD is selection of suitable components. Various OSS selection methods have been proposed, but most of them do not consider the software architecture aspects of OSS products. The Software Architecture (SA) research community refers to a product's architectural information, such as design decisions and underlying rationale, and used architecture patterns, as Architecture Knowledge (AK). In order to investigate the importance of AK of OSS components in integration, we conducted an exploratory empirical study. Based on in-depth interviews with 12 IT professionals, this paper presents insights into the following questions: 1) what AK of OSS is needed? 2) Why is AK of OSS needed? 3) Is AK of OSS generally available? And 4) what is the relative importance of AK? Based on these new insights, we provide a research agenda to further the research field of software architecture in OSS.
Keywords: Open Source Software integration, component-based development, architectural knowledge, software architecture, OSS Integrator, survey
Description: Open Source Systems: Grounding Research: 7th IFIP WG 2.13 Conference
Rights: © IFIP International Fereration for Information Processing 2011
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-24418-6_10
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