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Chastek, Gary J. ; Northrop, Linda M. ; McGregor, John D.

A product line organization using an open development method

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Opening access to the source code for a product is a business strategy that is increasingly used as the basis for innovative collaborations with stakeholders. The strategy has been successful at producing a large quantity of high-quality software. A tactic in this strategy is to effectively use the efforts of many widely dispersed professionals. The processes, software tools and the communication mechanisms used to facilitate concurrent development by a large number of people are of as much interest as the software being created. In this position paper we present our view of how a software product line organization might operate if it used an open development method (ODM) but is not necessarily producing open source software. We will describe a hypothetical product line (HPL), which is part speculation, part our experience, and partly the experience of others.

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  author =	{Gary J. Chastek and Linda M. Northrop and John D. McGregor},
  title =	{A product line organization using an open development method},
  booktitle =	{Combining the Advantages of Product Lines and Open Source},
  year =	{2008},
  editor =	{Jes{\'u}s Bermejo and Bj{\"o}rn Lundell and Frank van der Linden},
  number =	{08142},
  series =	{Dagstuhl Seminar Proceedings},
  ISSN =	{1862-4405},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik, Germany},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  annote =	{Keywords: Opening product line}

Keywords: Opening product line
Seminar: 08142 - Combining the Advantages of Product Lines and Open Source
Issue Date: 2008
Date of publication: 30.06.2008

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