Raging incrementalism

Harnessing change with open-source software

John Georgas, Michael M. Gorlick, Richard N. Taylor

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

3 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Change is a bitter fact of life for system developers and, to a large extent, conventional practices are aimed at arresting change and minimizing its effects. We take the opposite view and are exploring system engineering practices that harness the forces of change for the ongoing, incremental improvement of systems-a view we name raging incrementalism. We harness three powerful forces to ride the waves of change: open-source software, commodity hardware, and web-like, representational state transfer architectures. This paper describes an early experiment in applying raging incrementalism to a complex system: largescale digital video capture, distribution, and archival for launch range operations. We outline the methodology of raging incrementalism, describe the vital role open-source plays in system development and construction, and offer insights on the programmatic consequences of embracing open-source software.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th Workshop on Open Source Software Engineering, WOSSE 2005
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
ISBN (Electronic)1595931279, 9781595931276
DOIs
StatePublished - May 17 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event5th Workshop on Open Source Software Engineering, WOSSE 2005 - St. Louis, United States
Duration: May 17 2005 → …

Other

Other5th Workshop on Open Source Software Engineering, WOSSE 2005
CountryUnited States
CitySt. Louis
Period5/17/05 → …

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Systems engineering
Computer hardware
Large scale systems
Experiments
Open source software

Keywords

  • Open source
  • Raging incrementalism
  • Representational state transfer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications

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Georgas, J., Gorlick, M. M., & Taylor, R. N. (2005). Raging incrementalism: Harnessing change with open-source software. In Proceedings of the 5th Workshop on Open Source Software Engineering, WOSSE 2005 [1083263] Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/1083258.1083263

Raging incrementalism : Harnessing change with open-source software. / Georgas, John; Gorlick, Michael M.; Taylor, Richard N.

Proceedings of the 5th Workshop on Open Source Software Engineering, WOSSE 2005. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, 2005. 1083263.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Georgas, J, Gorlick, MM & Taylor, RN 2005, Raging incrementalism: Harnessing change with open-source software. in Proceedings of the 5th Workshop on Open Source Software Engineering, WOSSE 2005., 1083263, Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, 5th Workshop on Open Source Software Engineering, WOSSE 2005, St. Louis, United States, 5/17/05. https://doi.org/10.1145/1083258.1083263
Georgas J, Gorlick MM, Taylor RN. Raging incrementalism: Harnessing change with open-source software. In Proceedings of the 5th Workshop on Open Source Software Engineering, WOSSE 2005. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. 2005. 1083263 https://doi.org/10.1145/1083258.1083263
Georgas, John ; Gorlick, Michael M. ; Taylor, Richard N. / Raging incrementalism : Harnessing change with open-source software. Proceedings of the 5th Workshop on Open Source Software Engineering, WOSSE 2005. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, 2005.
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