A Perspective on Open Source Software Development Movement


  • Amitpal Singh Research Scholar, IKG Punjab Technical University, Kapurthala, Punjab, India
  • Sunil Kumar Gupta Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Beant College of Engineering and Technology, Gurdaspur, Punjab, India
  • Hardeep Singh Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab, India




Open Source Software Development, OSS Strengths, OSS Weaknesses, OSSD Models


The paper presents a thorough analysis of the Open Source Software Development (OSSD) movement. The main focus of this paper is to understand this movement right from its beginning. OSSD models proposed by various researchers are studied to get an insight into the practices and processes followed for OSSD. In order to determine the advantages and disadvantages of open source software (OSS), its strengths and weaknesses are also analysed. Various challenges associated with the development of Open Source Software (OSS) are highlightened. In future, this study will assist in the development of a framework in which OSSD teams can work in coordination for the development of quality software.


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How to Cite

Singh, A., Gupta, S. K., & Singh, H. (2018). A Perspective on Open Source Software Development Movement. Asian Journal of Computer Science and Technology, 7(3), 96–105. https://doi.org/10.51983/ajcst-2018.7.3.1888