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Perspectives on Open Source Software

  • Abstract

    Open source software (OSS) is emerging as the software community's next "silver bullet" and appears to be playing a significant role in the acquisition and development plans of the Department of Defense (DoD) and industry. Yet, as with all previous silver bullets, there are problems with blindly embracing the OSS paradigm.

    To become familiar with the benefits and pitfalls of using OSS, the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) undertook an internally funded study looking at it from various perspectives: 1) the user of OSS, 2) the developer of OSS, 3) the organizations looking to deploy software systems comprised (partially or completely) of OSS components  

    During the period of this study, members of the SEI technical staff hosted meetings, conducted interviews, participated in open source development activities, workshops, and conferences, and studied available literature on the subject. Through these activities, the authors have been able to support and sometimes refute common perceptions about OSS. This report is the result of their study.

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SEI

Hissam, Scott; Weinstock, Charles; Plakosh, Daniel; & Asundi, Jayatirtha. Perspectives on Open Source Software. CMU/SEI-2001-TR-019. Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. 2001. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=5691

IEEE

Hissam. Scott, Weinstock. Charles, Plakosh. Daniel, and Asundi. Jayatirtha, "Perspectives on Open Source Software," Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Technical Report CMU/SEI-2001-TR-019, 2001. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=5691

APA

Hissam, Scott., Weinstock, Charles., Plakosh, Daniel., & Asundi, Jayatirtha. (2001). Perspectives on Open Source Software (CMU/SEI-2001-TR-019). Retrieved March 27, 2017, from the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University website: http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=5691

CHI

Scott Hissam, Charles Weinstock, Daniel Plakosh, & Jayatirtha Asundi. Perspectives on Open Source Software (CMU/SEI-2001-TR-019). Pittsburgh, PA: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2001. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=5691

MLA

Hissam, Scott., Weinstock, Charles., Plakosh, Daniel., & Asundi, Jayatirtha. 2001. Perspectives on Open Source Software (Technical Report CMU/SEI-2001-TR-019). Pittsburgh: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=5691

BibTex

@techreport{HissamPerspectiveson2001,
title={Perspectives on Open Source Software},
author={Scott Hissam and Charles Weinstock and Daniel Plakosh and Jayatirtha Asundi},
year={2001},
number={CMU/SEI-2001-TR-019},
institution={Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University},
address={Pittsburgh, PA},
url={http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=5691} }