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

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



This paper sets out an argument for experimenting with some aspects of the Open-Source development style in the creation of Computer-Based Systems. The particular objective is to find ways of increasing the Dependability 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

Editor(s): Gacek, C.; Arief, B.

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: DIRC Workshop on Open Source Software Development

Year of Conference: 2002

Pages: 130-154

Date deposited: 26/11/2004

Publisher: Dependability Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration (DIRC)