Variations among Open Source Software projects and the Impact on Software Quality
Anu Gupta, Panjab University
Ravinder Kumar Singla, Panjab University
As Open Source Software development is a continuous process of developer and users identifying defects, correcting defects, and requesting and adding new features, a large amount of data moves among developers and users regarding all these issues via defect tracking systems, version control systes, mailing lists, etc. Sourceforge.net hosts a large number of Open Source software projects which differ greatly in terms of extent of use of defect tracking tools, participation of the community, defect resolution efficiency and so on. This project aims to study these variations among Open Source software projects and the impact of such variations on software quality, reliability and maintainability. To carry out this study defect data from a publicly accessible repository is needed.