The Sustainability of Quality in Free and Open Source Software
We learned from the history of software that great software are the ones who manage to sustain their quality. Free and open source software (FOSS) has become a serious software supply channel. However, trust on FOSS products is still an issue. Quality is a trait that enhances trust. In my study, I investigate the following question: how do FOSS communities sustain their software quality? I argue that human and social factors contribute to the sustainability of quality in FOSS communities. Amongst these factors are: the motivation of participants, robust governance style for the software change process, and the exercise of good practices in the pull requests evaluation process.
Adam Alami is a PhD fellow at the IT University of Copenhagen. Adam has a wealth of experience in information technology practices. He started his career as a software developer, then moved to business analysis and project management. His 20 years’ experience revolves around major business transformation projects and process improvement. He accumulated a wealth of cross industry experience in major projects in the areas of Enterprise Transformation, Integration, Migration, and Systems Modernization.
He has a track of academic achievements. He holds a Bachelor degree on Software Engineering from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM) and a Master degree on Computing from the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS).