Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April Issue Available

The April issue of the OSBR is now available in PDF and HTML formats from The theme this month is "Open APIs" and the authors include:

TIM Program students provide a glossary of terms associated with Open APIs and present some resources that discuss their business value.

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.

Steven Muegge and Roberto Milev 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 presentation which introduced a novel interpretation of copyright in the age of OSS using a spatial framework to deal with open source licenses.

The editorial theme for the upcoming May issue is is "Open Source in Government" and the guest editor will be James Bowen from the University of Ottawa. Contact the editor if you're interested in a submission for this issue.

No comments: