Thursday, March 26, 2009

Upcoming April Issue

The theme for the upcoming April issue is "Open APIs". Here's a sneak peek at the authors and their articles:

Michael Weiss from Carleton University describes a research framework to examine the structure of the mashup ecosystem and its growth over time using network analysis to obtain key characteristics of the ecosystem and identify significant ecosystem members and their relationships.

G.R. Gangadharan, a research scientist at the Novay in the Netherlands, provides an overview of open API licensing, provide examples from current open APIs, and briefly discusses open licensing of open APIs.

Owen Byrne, Senior Manager of Travelpod Labs, compares the features of the most commonly used JavaScript Toolkits used to create rich Internet applications and how freely available toolkits are able to compete against proprietary alternatives.

Roberto Milev and Steven Muegge of Carleton University describe a method for examining the evolving modularity of large-scale software systems and introduce a new modularity metric for comparing code bases of different size.

Byron Thom, a student at at the University of Ottawa's Faculty of Law, summarizes a recent Torys Technology Law Speaker Series where Professor Madison, Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, introduced a novel interpretation of copyright in the age of OSS using a spatial framework to deal with open source licenses.

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