AKM in Open Source Communities

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Abstract

Previous chapters in this book have dealt with Architecture Knowledge Management in traditional Closed Source Software (CSS) projects. This chapterwill attempt to examine the ways that knowledge is shared among participants in Free Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS 1) projects and how architectural knowledge is managed w.r.t. CSS. FLOSS projects are organized and developed in a fundamentally different way than CSS projects. FLOSS projects simply do not develop code as CSS projects do. As a consequence, their knowledge management mechanisms are also based on different concepts and tools.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Aristotle University of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece
  2. 2.George Kakarontzas, Department of Computer Science and TelecommunicationsTEI of Larissa, Greece, and Aristotle University of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece

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