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On the importance of sound architectural practices in the use of OSS in software product lines

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dc.contributor.author Ali Babar, Muhammad
dc.contributor.author Fitzgerald, Brian
dc.contributor.author Agerfalk, Par J.
dc.contributor.author Lundell, Bjorn
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-14T13:37:17Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-14T13:37:17Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.citation Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Open Source Software and Product Lines (OSSPL 2007), collocated with the 11th International Software Product Line Conference (SPLC 2007) en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/2174
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Software Product Line (SPL) and Open Source Software (OSS) have emerged as successful modes of developing software. Although they appear to differ in terms of development principles and processes, researchers and practitioners have been increasingly emphasising the need to achieve synergies by exploiting the ever growing repositories of OSS components for developing SPLs. While there have been calls for the SPL community to accelerate the widespread use of OSS in SPL, less attention has been paid to how OSS communities could increase the use of OSS components in SPL. Since architectural issues are considered critical in the SPL community, we propose that an increased attention on architectural aspects of OSS components may provide the confidence that organizations need in order for them to choose and use OSS components in SPL. We identify a number of architectural practices which are followed by the SPL community and discuss the possibilities for and potential benefits of incorporating those practices in OSS development processes. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.subject software product lines en_US
dc.subject open source software en_US
dc.subject software engineering en_US
dc.title On the importance of sound architectural practices in the use of OSS in software product lines 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.contributor.sponsor SFI en_US
dc.internal.authorcontactother brian.fitzgerald@ul.ie
dc.internal.authorcontactother malibaba@lero.ie

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