Date Added: Feb 2011
A software development methodology was initiated from the concept of sharing the source code. In 1998 it was named as open source software development. It is a complete software development methodology, in which all the participants are connected through internet. It has great promises to produce high quality software projects with low cost, which is difficult to do in preparatory software development. The objective of this review is to highlight the issues of open source software development. To achieve the benefits of OSSD, the authors have to perform risk assessment first. These issues produce great hurdles in the way of success. They have conducted a review of issue analysis.