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Goal-Diversity in the Design of Dependable Computer-Based Systems

Lookup NU author(s): Anthony Lawrie, Professor Cliff Jones



This paper sets out an argument for experimenting with some aspects of the ôOpen-Sourceö development style in the creation of ôComputer-Based Systemsö. The particular objective is to find ways of increasing the ôDependabilityö of systems. The most interesting facet of Open Source development in this connection is the use of multiple developers to introduce diversity into the design process. In addition to relying on the fact that no two developers are identical, the suggestion here is that asking each developer to emphasize different goals might result in solutions whose comparison and combination could increase dependability.

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Author(s): Lawrie AT, Jones CB

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title: Department of Computing Science Technical Report Series

Year: 2002

Pages: 27

Print publication date: 01/02/2002

Source Publication Date: February 2002

Report Number: 762

Institution: Department of Computing Science, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne