Measurement of Processes in Open Source Software Development

Parminder Kaur, Hardeep Singh


Purpose: This paper attempts to present a set of basic metrics which can be used to measure basic development processes in an OSS environment.

Design/Methodology/Approach: Reviewing the earlier literature helped in exploring the metrics for measuring the development processes in OSS environment.

Results: The OSSD is different from traditional software development because of its open development environment. The development processes are different and the measures required to assess them have to be different.

Keywords: Open Source Software (OSS); Free Software; Version Control; Open Source Software Metrics; Open Source Software Development

Paper Type: Conceptual

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