Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) is now a significant component in the Internet industry, and is recognized as an important area of research within software engineering and related disciplines. The FOSS movement has a major impact on how organizations work and how individuals create, distribute, acquire and use software. FOSS development continues to grow, and its development model serves as a foundation for business, collaboration processes, software engineering practices and IT management. On the other hand, the movement has introduced new challenges, especially in relation to openness and the innovative nature of this development model. This Thematic Series aims to present innovative contributions to research and development of Free and Open Source Software Development, creating a source of reference for researchers and practitioners.
Edited by: Igor Steinmacher, Brian Fitzgerald, Gregorio Robles and Tony Wasserman