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dc.contributor.authorSimmons, Gregory
dc.contributor.authorDillon, Tharam S.
dc.contributor.editorErnesto Damiani, Brian Fitzgerald, Walt Scacchi, Marco Scotto and Giancarlo Succi
dc.identifier.citationSimmons, G. and Dillon, T.S. 2006. Towards an ontology for open source software development, in Ernesto Damiani, Brian Fitzgerald, Walt Scacchi, Marco Scotto and Giancarlo Succi (ed), IFIP Working Group 2.13 Foundation on Open Source Software, Jun 8 2006, pp. 65-75. Como, Italy: Springer-Verlag.

Software development is a knowledge intensive process and the information generated in open source software development projects is typically housed in a central Internet repository. Open source repositories typically contains vast amounts of information, much of it unstructured, meaning that even if a question has previously been discussed and dealt with it is not a trivial task to locate it. This can lead to rework and confusion amongst developers and possibly deter new developers from getting involved in the project in the first place. This paper will present the case for an open source software development ontology. Such an ontology would enable better categorization of information and the development of sophisticated knowledge portals in order to better organize community knowledge and increase efficiency in the open source development process.

dc.subjectOpen source repositories
dc.subjectSoftware development
dc.subjectsemantic networks
dc.titleTowards an ontology for open source software development
dc.typeConference Paper
dcterms.source.titleOpen source systems
dcterms.source.seriesOpen source systems
dcterms.source.conferenceIFIP Working Group 2.13 Foundation on Open Source Software
dcterms.source.conference-start-dateJun 8 2006
dcterms.source.conferencelocationComo, Italy
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