Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Tharashasank Davuluru; Ude Francis Echezona MSE-2011:62, pp. 99. COM/School of Computing, 2011.

The work

Författare / Author: Tharashasank Davuluru, Ude Francis Echezona
tharashasank.davuluru@gmail.com, echeude2000@yahoo.com
Titel / Title: OSS Success factors when going open: Systematic Literature Review
Översatt titel / Translated title: OSS Success factors when going open: Systematic Literature Review
Abstrakt Abstract:

Context/Background: The adoption of Open Source Software involves more than using OSS products and this has marked a new trend in software development. This new practice has potential benefits while introducing
peculiar practical challenges in software development; particularly in areas concerning OSS selection. This
involves OSS search and establishment of selection criteria which selects the best OSS product that matches the
system requirements. These challenges have also introduced significant bottlenecks into software development
industry. In order to mitigate or solve these problems, there isa need to identify OSS success factors for any
software development firm that wants to go OPEN.
Objective: This thesis aims to investigate the benefits and limitations of adopting OSS and to identify the
success factors that lead to the benefits of OSS in software development.
Method: Systematic literature review, through searches in library databases, was used to review empirical
studies on OSS success factors when going OPEN. The data was extracted and synthesized from the selected
papers for analysis. Mapping was used to obtain information concerning the OSS success factors when going
OPEN, benefits, limitations/bottlenecks encountered in the industry, and were used to validate our findings
from the literature.
Results: Ninety three papers were identified. The data extraction from the SLR helped to identify the success
factors, benefits and the bottlenecks from the literatures in the past decade.
Conclusion: The implications of our thesis are two fold; practitioners should be acquainted with the benefits
and limitations of adopting OSS and also learn from our identified success factors that leads to benefits in
software development. This will help them when going OPEN. Alternatively, researchers should align their
work and try to identify more knowledge gaps using our identified bottlenecks/limitations for software
organizations when going OPEN.

Populärvetenskaplig beskrivning / Popular science summary: Context/Background: The adoption of Open Source Software involves more than using OSS products and this
has marked a new trend in software development. This new practice has potential benefits while introducing
peculiar practical challenges in software development; particularly in areas concerning OSS selection. This
involves OSS search and establishment of selection criteria which selects the best OSS product that matches the
system requirements. These challenges have also introduced significant bottlenecks into software development
industry. In order to mitigate or solve these problems, there isa need to identify OSS success factors for any
software development firm that wants to go OPEN.
Objective: This thesis aims to investigate the benefits and limitations of adopting OSS and to identify the
success factors that lead to the benefits of OSS in software development.
Method: Systematic literature review, through searches in library databases, was used to review empirical
studies on OSS success factors when going OPEN. The data was extracted and synthesized from the selected
papers for analysis. Mapping was used to obtain information concerning the OSS success factors when going
OPEN, benefits, limitations/bottlenecks encountered in the industry, and were used to validate our findings
from the literature.
Results: Ninety three papers were identified. The data extraction from the SLR helped to identify the success
factors, benefits and the bottlenecks from the literatures in the past decade.
Conclusion: The implications of our thesis are two fold; practitioners should be acquainted with the benefits
and limitations of adopting OSS and also learn from our identified success factors that leads to benefits in
software development. This will help them when going OPEN. Alternatively, researchers should align their
work and try to identify more knowledge gaps using our identified bottlenecks/limitations for software
organizations when going OPEN.
Ämnesord / Subject: Datavetenskap - Computer Science\Software Engineering

Nyckelord / Keywords: Open Source Software, Success, Benefits, Adoption, Challenges

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id: houn-8p3cce
Program:/ Programme Masterprogram i Software engineering 120 p/Master´s program in Software engineering 120 p
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 11/29/2011
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: Masterarbete/Master's Thesis (120 credits)

Context

Handledare / Supervisor: Dr. Kai Petersen
kaipetersen79@gmail.com,kai.petersen@bth.se
Examinator / Examiner: Dr.Tony Gorschek
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: COM/School of Computing

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Anmärkningar / Comments:

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