Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Open Application Architecture Data

Coverity today announced that the architecture data of over 2,500 open source software projects is now available. The intent is to allow "developers to more fully understand the structure and capabilities of the open source software they intend to consume. For developers writing a plug-in or module for an existing open source package, understanding its architecture helps ensure their design is aligned with the expectations and intent of the target open source application. Finally, developers creating a particular type of application, such as a web server, can study the architecture of similar, successful open source projects to improve and accelerate the development of their own application architecture."

David Maxwell, Coverity's open source strategist, has written several articles regarding the Scan project for the OSBR: Ensuring the Quality of Open Source Software and Coverity Report.

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