Going Open: Building the Platform to Reach Out
MetadataShow full item record
This report presents the results of the development of a portal for open source software. The work is done in collaboration with Keymind Computing AS in context of the European ITEA project COSI. The purpose of this project is to develop a portal so that companies that got commodity software they want to go open source with can do so without loosing control of the development. The portal is built up using already existing tools to fulfill as many tasks as possible. The thesis also try to explain why making a portal for the release of open source by looking at the history of open source. Some of the focus here is on the development of the Open Source 2.0 which i identified by the growing interest among software companies to release their software under and open license.