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The Many Meanings of Open Source

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Cristina Gacek, Dr Leonardus Arief



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 for understanding what "open source" means.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Gacek C, Arief B

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: IEEE Software

Year: 2004

Volume: 21

Issue: 1

Pages: 34-40

ISSN (print): 0740-7459

ISSN (electronic): 1937-4194

Publisher: IEEE Computer Society


DOI: 10.1109/MS.2004.1259206


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