IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. - The Economics of Open Source Software: An Empirical Analysis of Maintenance Costs

2007 IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance

Author(s): E. Capra ; C. Francalanci ; F. Merlo
Publisher: IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Publication Date: 1 October 2007
Conference Location: Paris, France
Conference Date: 2 October 2007
Page(s): 395 - 404
ISBN (CD): 978-1-4244-1256-3
ISBN (Paper): 978-1-4244-1255-6
ISSN (Paper): 1063-6773
DOI: 10.1109/ICSM.2007.4362652
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A quality degradation effect of proprietary code has been observed as a consequence of maintenance. This quality degradation effect, called entropy, is a cause for higher maintenance costs. In the... View More

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