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The QualOSS Process Evaluation: Initial Experiences with Assessing Open Source Processes

 
: Soto, Martin; Ciolkowski, Marcus

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O'Connor, R.:
Software Process Improvement. 16th European Conference, EuroSPI 2009. Proceedings : Alcala (Madrid), Spain, September 2-4, 2009
Berlin: Springer, 2009 (Communications in computer and information science 42)
ISBN: 978-3-642-04132-7
ISBN: 3-642-04132-9
pp.105-116 : Ill., Lit.
European Conference on Software Process Improvement (EuroSPI) <16, 2009, Alcala>
English
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer IESE ()
software process; Open Source Software (OSS); process assessment; process evaluation; software quality

Abstract
For traditional software development, process maturity models (CMMI, SPICE) have long been used to assess expected product quality and project predictability. For the case of OSS, however, these models are generally perceived as inadequate. In practice, though, many OSS communities are well-organized, and there is evidence of varying levels of process maturity in OSS projects. This paper presents work in progress-performed as part of the EU project QualOSS-on developing a process evaluation framework specifically aimed at OSS projects. We present a first version of our evaluation procedures, and discuss some lessons learned during its preliminary application to a small number of OSS projects.

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