DEFINING OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE PROJECT SUCCESS

Kevin Crowston, Hala Annabi, James Howison

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Abstract

Information systems success is one of the most widely used dependent variables in information systems research. In this paper, we identify a range of measures that can be used to assess the success of open source software (OSS) projects. We identify measures based on a review of the literature, a consideration of the OSS development process and an analysis of the opinions of OSS developers. For each measure, we provide examples of how they might be used in a study of OSS development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages327-340
Number of pages14
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2003 - Seattle, United States
Duration: Dec 14 2003Dec 17 2003

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2003
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySeattle
Period12/14/0312/17/03

Keywords

  • Open source software
  • software development
  • system success

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems

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