Observability of Software Engineering Processes in Open Source Software Projects Domain
Source: Vienna University of Technology
Open Source Software (OSS) projects as a complex software engineering system is an ideal domain for empirical software engineering, because it provides a lot of data and possibility to introduce new approaches that can be easily adapted and enrich methods to improve the software quality. As flexible and continuous developing systems, OSS projects are always growing as new requirements from users and new code from developers come into the project. However, at some point the project manager wants to know the status of OSS project whether the project is in the right direction and the product is delivered in a good quality.