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Why and how to contribute to libre software when you integrate them into an in-house application ?

By Christian Bac, Olivier Berger, Véronique Deborde and Benoît Hamet

Abstract

Free or open source software are common tools that everybody can use and customise at its convenience to create in-house applications. Using and customising free software is not sufficient to ensure that this in-house application will be maintainable at mid or long term. This paper draws lessons from our in-house project, the development of a groupware Web platform for researchers, to help defining a policy through which efficient contributions can be made to open source software so that the in-house projects may remain viable

Topics: G610 Software Design, G600 Software Engineering
Year: 2005
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.lincoln.ac.uk:66

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