Aspects of an Open Source Software Sustainable Life Cycle

  • Flávia Linhalis Arantes
  • Fernanda Maria Pereira Freire
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 365)


In this paper we present a literature overview about OSS sustainability, considering not only financial resources, but also community growth, source code and tools management. Based on these aspects, we define an OSS life cycle that may contribute to OSS projects sustainability.


OSS Sustainability OSS Communities Financial Resources Software Maintenance 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Flávia Linhalis Arantes
    • 1
  • Fernanda Maria Pereira Freire
    • 1
  1. 1.Nucleus of Informatics Applied to Education (NIED)State University of Campinas (UNICAMP)CampinasBrazil

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