Problèmes de santé des écosystèmes logiciels ouverts : une étude exploratoire auprès d'experts de la pratique

Authors: Mopenza, Georgia Leïda
Advisor: Marsan, JosianneTemplier, Mathieu
Abstract: Nowadays, open source software are increasingly used and can become in some cases the basis to develop commercial or proprietary software. For example, the Linux kernel is used in developing several platforms and software like Windows and iOS. The success of open source software stems from the fact that, unlike proprietary software, open source software are developed in projects that rely on communities. Projects and their communities are included in broader environments called open source software ecosystems (OSSECOs). However, these OSSECOs face many difficulties that can affect their health or their proper functioning. The SECOHealth project was initiated with the aim of understanding the health of software ecosystems in order to propose catalogs of guidelines and recommendation tools for measuring and controlling this health. The research described in this document is part of the SECOHealth project. This research aims to better understand the health of open software ecosystems in order to be able to measure and control it. To do this, we will answer the following three research questions: 1. What are the main problems facing OSSECOs? 2. What are the main causes of these problems? 3. What are the main impacts of these problems? To answer these questions, we conducted one-on-one interviews with ten experts in OSSECOs. Analysis of the data collected allowed us to construct the causal analysis diagrams and the causal chains of the main problems observed. The results show that the main health problems, their causes and their impacts fall within the technical domain as well as non-technical domains such as the management.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2019
Open Access Date: 11 April 2019
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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