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Assessing FLOSS Communities : An Experience Report from the QualOSS Project

Daniel IzquierdoCortazar, Gregorio Robles, Jesús M.GonzálezBarahona, Jean-Christophe Deprez, Assessing FLOSS Communities : An Experience Report from the QualOSS Project, OSS, IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, Vol. 299, p. 364, Springer, 2009.

The Project aims at building a methodology and tools to help in the assessment of the quality of FLOSS (free, libre, open source) software endeavors. In particular, we introduce the research done to evaluate the communities around FLOSS endeavors. Following the GoalQuestionMetric paradigm, QUALOSS describe goals, the associated questions and then metrics whose measurement helps answer the questions. After applying the QualOSS methodology to four FLOSS projects, namely, Plone, JavaCC, Swallow, and Maemo, we saw which conlusions about our approach could be drawn.