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We describe an empirical study of open-source and closed-source software projects. The motivation for this research is to quantitatively investigate common perceptions about open-source projects, and to validate these perceptions through an empirical study. We investigate the hypothesis that open-source software grows more quickly, but does not fin...
This article describes an empirical study of the growth and evolution of three open source and three commercial software projects. This study identifies commonality and differences in the growth of these projects, and discusses how these results may be useful in planning software development strategies.
"MQ-65163." Thesis (M.Sc.)--University of Calgary, Department of Electrical snd Computer Engineering, 2001. Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.