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Requirements elicitation in open source software development: a case study

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Show simple item record Noll, John Liu, Wei-Ming 2012-12-12T16:19:17Z 2012-12-12T16:19:17Z 2010
dc.description non-peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract A growing body of empirical research has examined large, successful open source software projects such as the Linux kernel, Apache web server, and Mozilla web browser. Do these results extend to small open source efforts involving a handful of developers? A study of the OpenEMR open source electronic medical record project was conducted, with the goal of understanding how requirements are elicited, documented, agreed, and validated in a small open source software project The results show that the majority of features are asserted by developers, based on either their personal experience, or knowledge of users’ needs. Relatively few were requested directly by users. Validation and documentation took the form of informal discussions via the project’s developer mailing list. These results are consistent with an earlier study of the Firefox web browser, suggesting that there is a common open source requirements approach that is independent of project size. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Association for Computing Machinery en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Workshop on Emerging Trends in FLOSS Research and Development (FLOSS-3);pp. 35-40
dc.subject open source software en_US
dc.subject electronic medical record en_US
dc.subject electronic health record en_US
dc.subject software requirements en_US
dc.title Requirements elicitation in open source software development: a case study en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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