The FAMEtool is a support tool for the FAME (Filter, Analyze, Measure and Evaluate) Methodology, an iterative approach for open source software assessment. The FAMEtool does not replace evaluation experts, but it serves to improve the productivity of experts in evaluating the different solutions. The efficacy of the FAMEtool is reported in this paper. Several methods have been created to define a process for assessing Free/Open Source software. Some focus on some aspects like the maturity, the durability and the strategy of the organization around the Open Source project itself. Other methodologies add functional aspects to the assessment process. Only some of these methodologies are supported by specific tools. This paper describes the FAMEtool that implements the steps of the FAME methodology, particularly in the filtering and analysis phases, trying to follow the logic of the simplified method that allows a faster application and gives support to who will be engaged in the selection of the new IT solution. Such a tool is introduced in the form of Web application and has been developed in Java.

The FAME Tool: An Automated Supporting Tool for Assessing Methodology

PANI, FILIPPO EROS;
2010

Abstract

The FAMEtool is a support tool for the FAME (Filter, Analyze, Measure and Evaluate) Methodology, an iterative approach for open source software assessment. The FAMEtool does not replace evaluation experts, but it serves to improve the productivity of experts in evaluating the different solutions. The efficacy of the FAMEtool is reported in this paper. Several methods have been created to define a process for assessing Free/Open Source software. Some focus on some aspects like the maturity, the durability and the strategy of the organization around the Open Source project itself. Other methodologies add functional aspects to the assessment process. Only some of these methodologies are supported by specific tools. This paper describes the FAMEtool that implements the steps of the FAME methodology, particularly in the filtering and analysis phases, trying to follow the logic of the simplified method that allows a faster application and gives support to who will be engaged in the selection of the new IT solution. Such a tool is introduced in the form of Web application and has been developed in Java.
Open source software, software evaluation, technology transfer, software quality, assessment model.
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