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Managing Software Test Process in Open Source Software


Managing Software Test Process in Open Source Software

Abdou, Tamer (2013) Managing Software Test Process in Open Source Software. PhD thesis, Concordia University.

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First, we present a Conceptual Framework for Open-source Software Testing, developed by studying the test process and the project artifacts in open-source software projects and using
ISO/IEC and IEEE standards for software testing as a guideline. By using the standards, we confirmed/observed that from the theoretical viewpoint the test process in open-source software projects is similar to those in the standards. However, test activities are not necessarily performed as described in the project artifacts.
Second, we present a Management Model for Open-source Software Testing Knowledge that is intended to provide an understanding of the testing domain in open-source software. Moreover, the model shows how to manage knowledge in open-source software through different test process activities.
Third, we present an Assessment Framework for Open-source Software Testing that can be used to manage disciplinary issues through evaluating corrective actions to closure in an open-source software test process.
Lastly, we present a Maturity Model for Open-source Software Testing that can be used to understand the impact of open-source software practices on software testing adequacy criteria.
The main contributions of the thesis are the two frameworks, a knowledge management model, and a maturity model.

Divisions:Concordia University > Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science > Computer Science and Software Engineering
Item Type:Thesis (PhD)
Authors:Abdou, Tamer
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:Ph. D.
Program:Computer Science
Date:20 December 2013
Thesis Supervisor(s):Grogono, Peter
ID Code:978124
Deposited On:16 Jun 2014 13:13
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:46
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