Evaluating Open Source Software: SQO-OSS Project – London 13/02/08

The British Computer Society (BCS) Open Source Specialist Group (OSSG) will be holding an event on Wednesday 13th February 2008 from 1800 hours on the SQO-OSS project about open source software quality at the BCS Central London Offices, First Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London WC2E 7HA. This open source event is of course open and free to all to attend.

What do you know about the quality of the software you are using? A well-known conjecture in software engineering is that external quality characteristics are correlated to internal quality characteristics and thus the measurement of source code provides useful data for the assessment of its quality. Uniquely, open source software allows us to examine the actual code and perform white box testing and analysis of it. In most open source projects we can also access their version control system, mailing lists and issue databases. The SQO-OSS project is building a BSD-lisenced tool that exploits the availability of publicly accessible software data to evaluate the quality of various OSS projects.

Gergios Gousios is a researcher at the Athens University of Economics and Business. He holds a Diploma in Information and Communication Systems Engineering from the University of the Aegean and an MSc with distinction in Advanced Computer Science from the University of Manchester. He has contributed code to various open source projects and worked as independent software consultant. Currently, he is pursuing his interest in the area of virtual machines at the Athens University of Economics and Business and also managing the SQO-OSS project. His interests include operating systems, virtual machines, software architectures and software quality.

To book a place at this event please email your name to the events coordinator.

Free buffet and refreshments including wine available from around 1800 hours.

For further information please contact Paul Adams at chair@ossg.bcs.org

Map & directions: http://www.epsg.org.uk/locations/bcsss-guide.html