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Type: Conference paper
Title: Challenges in using Open Source Software in product development: a review of the literature
Author: Stol, K.J.
Ali Babar, M.
Citation: Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Emerging Trends in Free/Libre/Open Source Software Research and Development, 2010 / pp.17-22
Publisher: ACM
Issue Date: 2010
ISBN: 9781605589787
ISSN: 0270-5257
Conference Name: 3rd International Workshop on Emerging Trends in Free/Libre/Open Source Software Research and Development (FLOSS-3) (08 May 2010 - 08 May 2010 : Cape Town, South Africa)
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Klaas-Jan Stol, Muhammad Ali Babar
Abstract: Component-Based Software Development has become a popular approach to building software intensive systems. Besides using Commercial Off-The-Shelf components, an organization may choose to use Open Source Software components. Using OSS has been reported to have many benefits, but there are also challenges involved. Understanding the potential challenges of using OSS in developing products is important for practitioners, so they become aware of them and can anticipate them and take appropriate measures to address these challenges. We have performed a thorough review of the literature to identify challenges that may arise, as reported in the literature. This paper presents and discusses these findings. Researchers can discuss potential causes and solutions of our synthesized findings as well as benefit from provided references to literature on OSS challenges as input for future research.
Keywords: Open Source Software; Challenges; Component-based Development; Literature Review
Description: This workshop was conducted as part of the ACM/IEEE 32nd International Conference on Software Engineering
Rights: Copyright © 2010 ACM
RMID: 0030007962
DOI: 10.1145/1833272.1833276
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