Date Added: Jun 2011
In the recent years open source software has seen spectacular success due to the development of high quality software. Open source software development has established itself to be an efficient and successful development methodology despite the fact that no standard development life cycle exists and also the development methodology of OSS violates many traditional software engineering principles. In order to better understand the software development different development models for open source software are suggested by various researchers during the past years. This paper study and analyzed some of the open source software development life cycle models.