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CSMR – Day 3

March 27, 2009

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And so CSMR concludes. Still recovering from the conference dinner (surreally hosted in the Hotel Alcatraz, which used to be a prison — and that’s not a joke). Enjoyed it here, conversed with some really interesting chaps, and one or two personal heroes. Let me wrap up with some bite-sized snippets: Acceptance rate of papers: […]

CSMR – Day 2

March 26, 2009

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CSMR 2009 soldiers on. Today’s keynote was delivered by Tibor Gyimothy which looked at software metrics from the developer’s point of view. He presented the results of a study where developers were surveyed for their opinions on various metrics. The developers were divided based upon such attributes as experience, platform knowledge (Java, C/C++, C#, SQL), […]

Journal Publication Confirmed

March 25, 2009

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Excellent. The journal publication I co-authored with Andrea Capiluppi and Cornelia Boldyreff (“Identifying exogenous drivers and evolutionary stages in FLOSS projects”) has now been confirmed for publication in the May 2009 edition of Journal of Systems and Software. It is currently available online.

CSMR – Day 1

March 25, 2009

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Guten tag. How embarrassing. The weather in Kaiserslautern is bad, I’m an Englishman…. and I don’t have an umbrella. But at least the Fraunhofer IESE Centre is a wonderful environment. Which leads me to quickly express my admiration of the German approach to technical research and development. Briefly, there are four “actors” in their setup: […]

Going to the CSMR Conference

March 18, 2009

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This year’s European Conference on Software Maintenance and Reengineering is in Kaiserslautern, Germany. I’ll be there, but my fellow researchers in the Centre of Research on Open Source Software won’t because we’ve been accepted to so many different conferences we have to divide ourselves up because it’s the only way we can afford to attend […]

Digital Archaeology

March 10, 2009

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Part of the use to which I’d like to put this blog is to disseminate information about research methods and tools. But before I start writing posts with involved details it’s probably prudent to present some sort of overview of the whole thing. Of course, there is no single method that is used by all […]

Myths and Misconceptions: What Open Source ISN’T

March 3, 2009

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The Computer Floss series continues over at YouTube. Here’s what was talked about in episode 2, “Myths and Misconceptions”: A few myths and misconceptions have arisen over the years about what free and open source software actually is. This edition of Computer Floss addresses some of these and spells out what open source isn’t. Myth: […]