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Context-Dependent Evaluation Methodology for Open Source Software

Michele Cabano, Cesare Monti, Giulio Piancastelli
Many evaluation methodologies have been proposed to mitigate the risks of choosing Open Source Software as an effective solution to an enterprise's problem. This work extracts the shared traits from the most important and widely known evaluation models, and re-applies them to create a new methodology. This methodology has been designed both to be used for the creation of a common knowledge base, and to be specialized for application in the context of the particular breed of small- and medium-size enterprises found on the Italian ground.
Open Source Development, Adoption and Innovation, Ch. 32, IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 234, pages 301-306, August 2007, Springer
3rd International Conference on Open Source Systems (OSS 2007)
@inproceedings{softwareevaluation-oss07,
	Author = {Cabano, Michele and Monti, Cesare and Piancastelli, Giulio},
	Booktitle = {Open Source Development, Adoption and Innovation},
	Chapter = 32,
	Doi = {10.1007/978-0-387-72486-7_32},
	Isbn = {978-0-387-72485-0},
	Issn = {1571-5736},
	Issn-Online = {1861-2288},
	Month = aug,
	Note = {3rd International Conference on Open Source Systems (OSS 2007)},
	Pages = {301--306},
	Publisher = {Springer},
	Series = {IFIP International Federation for Information Processing},
	Title = {Context-Dependent Evaluation Methodology for Open Source Software},
	Volume = 234,
	Year = 2007}