Introducing"Health"Perspective in Open Source Web-Engineering Software Projects, Based on Project Data Analysis

A. Schatten, K. Mustofa, S. Biffl, A. Tjoa, D. Wahyudin:
"Introducing"Health"Perspective in Open Source Web-Engineering Software Projects, Based on Project Data Analysis";
Vortrag: IIWAS International Conference on Information Integration, Web-Applications and Services, Yogyakarta Indonesien; 04.12.2006 - 06.12.2006; in:"Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Integration, Web-Applications and Services", Austrian Computer Society, (2006).

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Abstract:


There are many initiatives of open-source software which have success stories for web engi-
neering such as Apache Tomcat, Apache HTTP Server and Python. Many of these projects
have enjoyed wide industry adoption for web-based applications. For the Open Source Soft-
ware (OSS) community and observer, it is important to determine whether a (new) project
initiative is worthwhile, i.e., warrants a closer look and/or sustained support.
This paper proposes an evaluation process and concept for"health"indicators that can help
getting an overview on a large number of OSS projects. For initial empirical evaluation of the
concept, we apply the indicators to wel l-known OSS projects and discuss the results with OSS
experts to investigate the external validity of the indicators.