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Gabriele Ruffatti

Gabriele Ruffatti

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In order to explain in a few words what the free/open source software model is and how it has evolved over time, we can focus on three main elements: a new distribution model defining a new way of meaning users' duties and rights; its development and adoption community; the commercial models that take advantage of it. Community is a key topic. Howe...
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The availability of integrated software tools can help organizations to easily and quickly achieve higher maturity and capability levels in process improvement and change management initiatives, by effectively supporting easy data and information sharing. However, despite their usefulness, their implementation costs still often represent a not triv...
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Improving the software development process requires tools and model of increasing complexity, capable of satisfying project managers’ and analyzers’ needs. In that paper we present a solution integrating a formalized and established model for performance evaluation like QEST nD, and an open source Business Intelligence platform like Spago4Q. We obt...
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QualiPSo (www.qualipso.org) è un progetto co-finanziato dalla Commissione Europea nell'ambito di FP6 che si prefigge di promuovere l'adozione su larga scala dell'open source fornendo metodi, tecniche e strumenti innovativi per analizzare e valutare in modo quantitativo la qualità dell'open source . dato vita a dei Centri di Competenza distribuiti i...
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This article is a case history of the experience of a large Information Technologies (IT) firm in developing and manag- ing free open source software projects (OSS). It is intended to examine reasons, strategy, relations with the communities and results, and to provide lessons learned as a base for further developments and initiatives. In the first...
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Can we assume that enterprises participate in an ecological system nowadays? In other words, do you think that enterprises participate in a hyper-network system as well as in a complex ecosystem that affect their short-term and long-term performances, their organization, their decisional structure and the relations between what has already been dec...
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In today's environment, software companies are engaged in multiple projects delivered on heterogeneous platforms for a wide class of applications in disparate application domains. They are increasingly engaged in the co-development of software systems through joint software development projects including stafffrom partners and customers as well as...
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Tale argomento, vasto e complesso, è già stato introdotto dal-l'autore a proposito del rapporto tra open source, modelli di business ed esigenze delle pubbliche amministrazioni [Ruffatti, 2007]. Qui lo esaminiamo secondo una prospettiva differente. E' comunque necessario introdurre alcuni concetti per compren-dere le motivazioni alla base del connu...
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SOMMARIO L'ecologia del valore e gli ecosistemi di business che vi operano rappresentano il contesto in cui agisce l'azienda moderna. L'open source offre l'ambiente adatto per tale azione condotta con efficacia proprio per l'attitudine al network ed al coinvolgimento a livello di ecosistema, tipica del contesto open source. Il testo esamina la natu...
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In today's environment, software companies are engaged in multiple projects delivered on heterogeneous platforms for a wide class of applications in disparate application domains. They are increasingly engaged in the co-development of software systems through joint software development projects including staff from partners and customers as well as...
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Accountability in current development processes is achieved following invasive procedures that oblige developers to strictly follow organizations' policies, making such an important aspect for development process an onerous task. In this paper, we present the open source application Spago4Q, a flexible process monitoring tool designed for maturity...
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Today, many software companies are actively embracing co-development with partners and customers, supporting multiple software development processes while trying to guarantee uniform levels of process and product quality. This article presents an approach based on a simple meta-model to computing across-process, multiple-project CMMI-type metrics....
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Spago4Q is a FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) platform, released under GNU LGPL license, for maturity assessment, effectiveness of development software process and quality inspection of the released software: this goal is achieved by evaluating data and measures collected from the project management and development tools with non-invasive techn...

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