Science Publishing Group
Open Source Software (OSS) is a software program whose source code is available to anyone under a license which gives them freedom to run the program, to study, modify and redistribute the copies of original or modified program. Its objective is to encourage the involvement in the form of improvement, modification and distribution of the licensed work. OSS proved itself highly suited, both as a software product and as a development methodology. The main challenge in the Open Source Software Development (OSSD) is to collect and extract data. This paper presents various aspects of open source software community, role of different types of users as well as developers.