An evaluation criterion for open source software projects: enhancement process effectiveness

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Title An evaluation criterion for open source software projects: enhancement process effectiveness
Author Ghapanchi, Amir Hossein; Aurum, Aybuke
Journal Name International Journal of Information Systems and Change Management
Year Published 2011
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Inderscience Publishers
Abstract Enhancement process is a key process in which open source software (OSS) project responds to user needs in terms of suggesting and implementing software features, thus the dimension of enhancement effectiveness corresponds nicely to adopters’ concern about open source software. This study aims to construct a valid, reliable measurement model for the enhancement process effectiveness in an open source environment. We examine the validity and reliability of an initial list of indicators through two rounds of data collection and analysis from 240 and 750 OSS projects respectively, and come up with a measurement model for the effectiveness of enhancement process comprising four indicators. The implication of this measurement model for practitioners is explained through a numerical example followed by implications for research community.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJISCM.2011.044508
Copyright Statement Copyright 2011 Inderscience Publishers. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 5
Issue Number 3
Page from 193
Page to 208
ISSN 1479-3121
Date Accessioned 2012-02-17; 2012-03-06T05:46:03Z
Date Available 2012-03-06T05:46:03Z
Research Centre Institute for Integrated and Intelligent Systems
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Information Systems Management
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/43327
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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