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25 March 2015

Coordination and Productivity Issues in Free Software: The Role of Brook's Law

Presented By Dr Andrea Capiluppi, Department of Computer Science, Brunel University London
  • 3.00pm
  • N.1.12, Haslegrave Building

About this event

Abstract: Proponents of the Free Software paradigm have argued that some of the most established software engineering principles do not fully apply when considered in an open, distributed approach found in Free Software development. The objective of this talk is to empirically examine the Brook's Law in a Free Software context. The principle is separated out into its two primary premises: the first is based on a developer's ability to become productive when joining a new team: the second premise relates to the quality of coordination as the team grows.