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The use of empirical methods in open source software research: facts, trends and future directions
Stol, Klaas-Jan; Ali Babar, Muhammad; Russo, Barbara; Fitzgerald, Brian
Open Source Software (OSS) is a field of study with increasing interest of researchers. By its nature, OSS is especially suitable for empirical research. A great number of OSS related empirical studies have been conducted, but no effort has been made to systematically review the published evidence. This paper presents the results of a systematic review to investigate research topics and used methods in OSS related research. We present our results as facts and trends in this field and provide directions for future research.
Keyword(s): open source; software; research; future
Publication Date:
2009
Type: Conference item
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Language(s): English
Institution: University of Limerick
Funder(s): Science Foundation Ireland; Irish Research Council for Science Engineering and Technology
Citation(s): Emerging Trends in FLOSS Research and Development workshop, FLOSS’09;
RS/2008/134
03/CE2/I303_1
Publisher(s): IEEE Computer Society
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