Issue No. 01 - January/February (2004 vol. 21)
Cristina Gacek , University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Budi Arief , University of Newcastle upon Tyne
<p>Many software development methodologies are called "open source." However simply stating that a project is open source doesn?t precisely describe the approach used to support the project. A multidisciplinary viewpoint can help determine those characteristics that are common to open source projects and those that vary among projects. These characteristics form the basis for a taxonomy of open source projects that?s useful for analyzing and setting up projects. They also provide a starting point for understanding what "open source" means.</p>
open source, software project characteristics, interdisciplinary study
B. Arief and C. Gacek, "The Many Meanings of Open Source," in IEEE Software, vol. 21, no. , pp. 34-40, 2004.