According to two surveys based on interviews of about 4,000 IT executives, Open Source is becoming a more widely accepted concept 1, 2. This gives a clear indication that the use of an Open Source approach in software development is expected to increase. However, there are a number of critics 3, 4, 5, 6who warn of the possible drawbacks of Open Source and thus quality research work in this area will be valuable.
Infrastructure For Hosting Open Source Project (IFHOSP)
is the infrastructure that supports and co-ordinates
the development of Open Source software
projects on the Internet. As the need for Open Source
software development increase,
it is important to look into the design of IFHOSP.
By constructing an evaluation model, it can, therefore,
create a useful tool to examine the design of IFHOSP.
A Delphi survey will be conducted to obtain opinions from
a group of experts in several different
but related areas on IFHOSP to construct an evaluation model.
Objective of research
To facilitate communication and collect opinions from a pool of experts from diverse backgrounds.
To establish important factors which affect
the quality of an IFHOSP.