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Deltagande inom open source: Icke-utvecklarens deltagande i utvecklingsprocessen
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The objective of this study was to examine how guidelines in traditional open source projects describe how users without programming skills, non-developer users, can participate in the development process. The survey was conducted as a case study of the project Freeplane, a project that intends to make all voices heard in the development process and increase the usability of the software that the project develops. The method selected was a qualitative text analysis of the project wiki.This study concludes that the project intends to make non-developer users involved in the development process and increase the usability of the software developed. However, the developer is given more space in the development process. The developer has often been central in traditional open source development since the software development often begin as a solution to the developers' own problems. The study therefore suggest that the non-developer users should be included earlier in the development process.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 51 p.
Keyword [en]
Keyword [sv]
Teknik, Open source, deltagande design, fri programvara
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-45618Local ID: 34ca0886-ed6a-4c5f-b635-43d398e09869OAI: diva2:1018914
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
Systems Sciences, bacheor's level
Validerat; 20140909 (global_studentproject_submitter)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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