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OSSpal: Finding and Evaluating Open Source Software
Open Source Systems (2017)
  • Anthony Wasserman
This paper describes the OSSpal project, which is aimed at helping companies, government agencies, and other organizations find high quality free and open source software (FOSS) that meets their needs. OSSpal is a successor to the Business Readiness Rating (BRR), combining quantitative and qualitative evaluation measures for software in various categories. Instead of a purely numeric calculated score OSSpal adds curation of high-quality FOSS projects and individual user reviews of these criteria. Unlike the BRR project, for which there was no automated support, OSSpal has an operational, publicly available website where users may search by project name or category, and enter ratings and reviews for projects.
  • open source,
  • FOSS,
  • FLOSS,
  • OSSpal,
  • evaluation
Publication Date
Spring May, 2017
Springer Verlag
Citation Information
Anthony Wasserman. "OSSpal: Finding and Evaluating Open Source Software" Open Source Systems (2017)
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