Empirical Study on Improvements to Software Engineering Competences Using FLOSS

Neunghoe KIM  Jongwook JEONG  Mansoo HWANG  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E102-D   No.12   pp.2433-2434
Publication Date: 2019/12/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
DOI: 10.1587/transinf.2019MPL0001
Type of Manuscript: Special Section LETTER (Special Section on Empirical Software Engineering)
FLOSS,  software engineering competence,  requirement management tool,  software education,  user competence analysis,  

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Free/libre open source software (FLOSS) are being rapidly employed in several companies and organizations, because it can be modified and used for free. Hence, the use of FLOSS could contribute to its originally intended benefits and to the competence of its users. In this study, we analyzed the effect of using FLOSS on related competences. We investigated the change in the competences through an empirical study before and after the use of FLOSS among project participants. Consequently, it was confirmed that the competences of the participants improved after utilizing FLOSS.