An empirical study on weighting techniques for open source software assessment models

Daito Nakano, Yasutaka Kamei, Ryosuke Sato, Ubayashi Naoyasu, Shuichi Takayama, Takashi Iwasaki

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It is desirable for software companies to assess the quality of open source software (OSS) in order to avoid degradation of product quality due to the quality of OSS. In this study, we conduct a questionnaire survey to understand which quality are required by developers for OSS in each development type and assess the quality of OSS when considering the results of the questionnaire survey. We target the OSS systems used in the development projects of Fujitsu Kyushu Network Technologies Limited. When comparing the questionnaire result with each development type, with five questions, there is a difference of 20% or more in proportion that "Important" or "Somewhat important" is answered. We set the weight for each evaluation item based on the questionnaire for each development type, and as a result of evaluating 6 OSS systems, we find that our approach detects 7 items from 12 items that developers evaluated as risky.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)136-143
Number of pages8
JournalComputer Software
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software

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