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Free and Open Source Software Development

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

  1. Research

    Can FOSS projects benefit from integrating Kanban: a case study

    Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) and Agile Software Development (ASD) have both been recognized as important software development methods; they have many success stories and share some similarities. Howeve...

    Annemarie Harzl

    Journal of Internet Services and Applications 2017 8:7

    Published on: 6 June 2017

  2. Research

    Concurrency bugs in open source software: a case study

    Concurrent programming puts demands on software debugging and testing, as concurrent software may exhibit problems not present in sequential software, e.g., deadlocks and race conditions. In aiming to increase...

    Sara Abbaspour Asadollah, Daniel Sundmark, Sigrid Eldh and Hans Hansson

    Journal of Internet Services and Applications 2017 8:4

    Published on: 4 April 2017