Accepted Papers

Architecture of OSS

Domain Drivers in the Modularization of FLOSS Systems
A. Capiluppi, University of Lincoln, UK.

Design Evolution of an Open Source Project Using an Improved Modularity Metric
R. Milev, S. Muegge, and M. Weiss, Carleton University, Canada.

Software Engineering in Practice: Design and Architectures of FLOSS Systems
A. Capiluppi and T. Knowles, University of Lincoln, UK.

Mining OSS data

Analysis of Open Source Software Development Iterations by means of Burst Detection Techniques
B. Rossi, B. Russo and G. Succi, Free University of Bolzano-Bozen, Italy.

Measuring Potential User Interest and Active User Base in FLOSS Projects
A. Wiggins, J. Howison, and K. Crowston, Syracuse University, USA.

Estimating Commit Sizes Efficiently
P. Hofmann and D. Riehle, SAP Research, USA.

Empirical research on OSS

Reporting Empirical Research in Open Source Software: The State of Practice
K.-J. Stol and M. A. Babar, Lero - The Irish Software Engineering Research Centre, Ireland.

What Does It Take to Develop a Million Lines of Open Source Code?
J. Fernandez-Ramil, D. Izquierdo-Cortazar and T. Mens, Universite de Mons-Hainaut, Belgium; Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain; The Open University, UK.

An empirical study of the reuse of software licensed under the GNU General Public License
D. M. German and J. M. Gonzalez-Barahona, University of Victoria, Canada; Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain.

OSS communities

Reassessing Brooks’ Law For The Free Software Community
A. Capiluppi and P. J. Adams, University of Lincoln, UK.

“Peeling the Onion”
H. Masmoudi, M. den Besten, C. de Loupy and J.-M. Dalle, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France; University of Oxford, UK; Syllabs & University of Nanterre, France.

Group Maintenance Behaviours of Core and Peripheral Members of Free/Libre Open Source Software Teams
M. J. Scialdone, R. Heckman and K. Crowston, Syracuse University, USA.

Commercial OSS

Beyond the business model: Incentives for organizations to publish software source code
J. Lindman, J.-P. Juutilainen and M. Rossi, Helsinki School of Economics, Finland.

Opening Industrial Software: Planting an Onion
P. Sirkkala, T. Aaltonen and I. Hammouda, Tampere University of Technology, Finland.

Providing Commercial Open Source Software: Lessons Learned
Ø. Hauge and S. Ziemer, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway.

Adoption of OSS

The Importance of External Support in the Adoption of Open Source Server Software
K. Ven and J. Verelst, University of Antwerp, Belgium.

Customization of Open Source Software in Companies
S. Keßler and P. Alpar, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany.

Choosing Open Source ERP Systems: What Reasons Are There For Doing So?
B. Johansson, F. Sudzina, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark.

Company participation in OSS

Quality of Open Source Software: the QualiPSo Trustworthiness Model
V. del Bianco, L. Lavazza, S. Morasca and D. Taibi, Università degli Studi dell’Insubria, Italy.

Challenges of the Open Source Component Marketplace in the Industry
C. Ayala, Ø. Hauge, R. Conradi, X. Franch and J. Li, Technical University of Catalunya, Catalunya; Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway.

A Survey on Firms’ Participation in Open Source Community Projects
E. Capra, C. Francalanci, F. Merlo, Politecnico di Milano, Italy.

Public sector usage of OSS

What Constitutes Open Source? A Study of the Vista Electronic Medical Record Software
J. Noll, California Lutheran University, USA.

Openness to standard document formats in Swedish public sector organisations
B. Lundell and B. Lings, University of Skövde, Sweden.

User involvement in OSS design

FLOSS UX design: An analysis of user experience design in Firefox and
P. M. Bach and J. M. Carroll, Pennsylvania State University, USA.

Integrating HCI Specialists into Open Source Software Development Projects
H. Hedberg and N. Iivari, University of Oulu, Finland.

A Survey of Usability Practices in Free/Libre/Open Source Software
C. L. Paul, K Desktop Environment.

Educational usage of OSS

Using FLOSS Project Metadata in the Undergraduate Classroom
M. Squire and S. Duvall, Elon University, USA.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities in OSS
C. Boldyreff, A. Capiluppi, T. Knowles and J. Munro, University of Lincoln, UK.


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