Effect of coupling on defect proneness in evolutionary open-source software development

A. Günes Koru, Dongsong Zhang, Hongfang Liu

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Abstract

Previous research on closed-source software found that highly coupled software modules were more defect prone, which makes it important to understand the effect of coupling on defect proneness in open-source software (OSS) projects. For this purpose, we used Cox proportional hazards modeling with recurrent events. We found that the effect of coupling was significant, and we quantified this effect on defect proneness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOpen Source Development, Adoption and Innovation
Subtitle of host publicationIFIP Working Group 2.13 on Open Source Software, June 11-14, 2007, Limerick, Ireland
EditorsJoseph Feller, Brian Fitzgerald, Walt Scacchi, Alberto Sillitti
Pages271-276
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 22 2007

Publication series

NameIFIP International Federation for Information Processing
Volume234
ISSN (Print)1571-5736

Keywords

  • Coupling
  • Cox proportional hazards model
  • Defect proneness
  • Mozilla
  • Object-oriented software
  • Open-source software
  • Recurrent events

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems and Management

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    Koru, A. G., Zhang, D., & Liu, H. (2007). Effect of coupling on defect proneness in evolutionary open-source software development. In J. Feller, B. Fitzgerald, W. Scacchi, & A. Sillitti (Eds.), Open Source Development, Adoption and Innovation: IFIP Working Group 2.13 on Open Source Software, June 11-14, 2007, Limerick, Ireland (pp. 271-276). (IFIP International Federation for Information Processing; Vol. 234). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-72486-7_27