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dc.contributor.author Yu, Liguo
dc.contributor.author Cawley, John
dc.contributor.author Ramaswamy, Srini
dc.date.accessioned 2013-12-03T21:19:23Z
dc.date.available 2013-12-03T21:19:23Z
dc.date.issued 2012-03
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2022/17169
dc.description.abstract Open-source software productis contain free components that can be used by both individuals and companies. When open-source commercial off the shelf (COTS) components become integral parts of a commercial product, the open-source project and the comercial software organizations tend to form relationship akin to an ecosystem. In this paper, we apply entropy to measure the diversity of an open-source ecosystem, in which it represents and measures the attractiveness of open-source components. We studied 121 Eclipse products to understand their evolution. Our study finds that although most of the Eclipse products' popularity increase over time, their representative product, the Java IDE´s popularity has remained relatively stable in recent years. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher INFOCOMP Journal of Computer Science en
dc.relation.isversionof http://www.dcc.ufla.br/infocomp/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=502&Itemid=73 en
dc.subject Open source software en
dc.subject Entropy (Information theory) en
dc.subject Software engineering en
dc.title Entropy-Based Study of Components in Open-Source Software Ecosystems en
dc.type Article en


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