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Adaptive reuse of Libre software systems for supporting on-line collaboration

By Paul Adams, Cornelia Boldyreff, David Nutter and Stephen Rank


In this paper, the adaptive reuse of Plone; an open source content management system is described. In one instance, Plone has been used as the backbone of a collaboration and communication support infrastructure within a large research project. In the other, Plone has been used as the main web-presence of a specialist group of the British Computer Society. This paper analyses the benefits and problems of reusing Plone to support collaboration. Based on this reuse experience, a more systematic approach to supporting Plone reuse is proposed. This approach takes into account the special case of reuse support relevant to open source software developments

Topics: G610 Software Design, G600 Software Engineering
Year: 2005
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