Ulf Asklund, Lars Bendix:
Configuration Management for Open Source Software, pdf
Technical Report, R-01-5005, Department of Computer Science, Aalborg University, Denmark, January 2001.
Any organisation that produces high quality software merits a closer analysis of their methods such that good techniques can be transferred to other organisations. Open Source Software projects is such a case. We make explicit their underlying process for handling change management and analyse to what extent their success can be attributed to good process, tools or people. Furthermore, we discuss to what degree lessons learned from OSS can be transferred to more traditional ways of developing software.