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Overview on Trust in Large FLOSS Communities

  • Etiel Petrinja
  • Alberto Sillitti
  • Giancarlo Succi
Part of the IFIP – The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 275)

Abstract

The paper presents a survey of mature Free/Libre Open Source Software communities. The main focus of the survey is the collection of data related to the practices of these communities related to trust elements in their products. The survey is carried out using a structured questionnaire about thoughts and practices followed by Free/Libre Open Source Software communities. The survey focuses on the analysis of the development processes adopted by such communities. The results of the survey confirms basic ideas related to Free/Libre Open Source Software and explains in more detail specific issues related to trust and trustworthiness of the Free/Libre Open Source Software development process.

Keywords

FLOSS Communities Software Quality FLOSS Development Process 

Copyright information

© International Federation for Information Processing 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Etiel Petrinja
    • 1
  • Alberto Sillitti
    • 1
  • Giancarlo Succi
    • 1
  1. 1.CASE – Center for Applied Software EngineeringFree University of Bolzano/BozenBolzano-Bozen

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