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The importance of architectural knowledge in integrating open source software

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dc.contributor.author Stol, Klaas-Jan
dc.contributor.author Ali Babar, Muhammad
dc.contributor.author Avgeriou, Paris
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-25T09:08:16Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-25T09:08:16Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation 7th International IFIP WG2.13 Conference on Open Source Systems
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/2137
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Open Source Software (OSS) is increasingly used in Component- Based Software Development (CBSD) of large software systems. An important issue in CBSD is selection of suitable components. Various OSS selection methods have been proposed, but most of them do not consider the software architecture aspects of OSS products. The Software Architecture (SA) research community refers to a product’s architectural information, such as design decisions and underlying rationale, and used architecture patterns, as Architecture Knowledge (AK). In order to investigate the importance of AK of OSS components in integration, we conducted an exploratory empirical study. Based on in-depth interviews with 12 IT professionals, this paper presents insights into the following questions: 1) what AK of OSS is needed? 2) Why is AK of OSS needed? 3) Is AK of OSS generally available? And 4) what is the relative importance of AK? Based on these new insights, we provide a research agenda to further the research field of software architecture in OSS. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship IRCSET grant no:RS/2008/134
dc.description.sponsorship SFI grant no:03/CE2/I303_1
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 7th International IFIP WG2.13 Conference on Open Source Systems (OSS);
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.subject open source en_US
dc.subject software integration en_US
dc.subject component-based development en_US
dc.subject architectural knowledge en_US
dc.title The importance of architectural knowledge in integrating open source software en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.internal.authorcontactother Klaas-Jan.Stol@lero.ie
dc.internal.authorcontactother malibaba@lero.ie

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