Open Source and Agile Methods: Two Worlds Closer than It Seems

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 48)


Agile methods and Free, Libre and Open Source Software communities have different approaches to produce high quality and successful software in different scenarios. This work presents two surveys, each one directed to one of the communities, aimed to identify communication issues encountered in each environment. The results provided point out to very different communities with common practices and behaviors but with very similar problems and view points to solve the issues encountered.


agile methods open source distributed agile 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CS - IMEUniversidade de São Paulo (USP)Brazil

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