—Open Source Software (OSS) is becoming very popular and using OSS in maintenance activities has become one of the OSS important issues. Researches in the area of reuse-based maintenance using OOS are rare. The attributes and metrics of OSS maintenance processes are identified depending on literature study. We have proposed a maintenance framework model for reusing of OSS applications in software maintenance, because there are no well-specified guidelines to follow for reuse-based maintenance using OOS. We have tried to shorten the gap between the change request and the reuse-based maintenance using OOS. The paper also shows how to analyze OOS modularity using functional points.
—Open-source software, maintenance process models, reuse-base maintenance, OSS customization.
Nedhal A. Al-Saiyd is with the Faculty of Computer Science, Applied Science University, Amman Jordan (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).
Cite:Nedhal A. Al-Saiyd, "The Impact of Reusing Open-Source Software Model in Software Maintenance," International Journal of Computer Theory and Engineering vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 6-10, 2017.