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Agile Principles and Open Source Software Development: A Theoretical and Empirical Discussion

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Extreme Programming and Agile Processes in Software Engineering (XP 2004)

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In the last years, two movements have been widely discussed in the software development community: Agile and open source development. Both have faced some of the same criticism, and both claim some of the same benefits. This paper poses the question whether open source software development is in accordance with agile software development principles and therefore well within the planning spectrum. To this end, the general principles of both movements are detailed and compared, and some empirical data from open source software development projects is given on any similarities and dissimilarities uncovered.

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Koch, S. (2004). Agile Principles and Open Source Software Development: A Theoretical and Empirical Discussion. In: Eckstein, J., Baumeister, H. (eds) Extreme Programming and Agile Processes in Software Engineering. XP 2004. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 3092. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

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