Jeff Tian's Applied Research in Open Source Projects

Open source development has gain great momentum in the recent past, and produced various successful products, the most famous being Linux and various web-based or web-oriented product such as Apache web server. In addition to open access to their source code, documentation, etc., these projects also promise open access to their product or project data, which can be of significant interest to software engineering researchers like us. We can use such data to understand the current practice, to validate various software engineering research results, and to provide valuable feedback to open source projects to improve their process or product quality. Some particular research topic we are investigating include:
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Last update: July 7, 2003.

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