Open Source Software: Development for Asset Lifecycle Management

  • Abrar Haider
Conference paper


Generally, software used by individuals and organizations are proprietary software. Proprietary software usually provides hidden source codes, available at a specific cost, and limited flexibility on copyright licenses. On the other hand, open source software appears with some competitive features to proprietary software. The unique part of open source software is a development concept that harnesses open development from a wide community and decentralized peer review. This development process is effective in terms of software quality and the lowered software production cost. This paper presents an account of literature review to provide insights into the strengths of the concept of open source software development and to develop a case for its application in collaborative research environments to enhance and further develop the technical infrastructure to support asset lifecycle.


Source Code Open Source Software Asset Management Proprietary Software Open Source Software Project 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Abrar Haider
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  1. 1.CRC for Integrated Engineering Asset ManagementBrisbaneAustralia
  2. 2.School of Computer and Information ScienceUniversity of South AustraliaMawson LakesAustralia

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