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Title: Empirical studies of open source evolution
Authors: Fernández-Ramil, J
Lozano, A
Wermelinger, M
Capiluppi, A
Publication Date: 2008
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Citation: Chapter In 'Software Evolution', Mens, T; Demeyer, S (Ed(s)), pp. 263 - 288, 2008
Abstract: This chapter presents a sample of empirical studies of Open Source Software (OSS) evolution. According to these studies, the classical results from the studies of proprietary software evoltion, such as Lehman’s laws of software evolution, might need to be revised, if not fully, at least in part, to account for the OSS observations. The book chapter also summarises what appears to be the empirical status of each of Lehman’s laws with respect to OSS and highlights the threads to validity that frequently emerge in these empirical studies. The chapter also discusses related topics for further research.
Description: Copyright @ 2008 Springer-Verlag
URI: http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-540-76440-3_11
http://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/7040
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-76440-3
ISBN: 978-3-540-76439-7
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