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Repairnator: a program repair bot for Travis

Imagine a software development world where humans and bots will interact together on the same code base. Bots would review code written by humans, and humans would review code synthesized by bots. Bots would help humans do mundane tasks such as formatting, and humans...

WordPress – A Content-Management System to Democratize publishing

Given its importance, WordPress deserved to have a dedicated impact column in the IEEE Software magazine. IEEE Software‘s mission is to be the best source of reliable, useful, peer-reviewed information for leading software practitioners. The goal of these impact columns is to develop a better quantitative understanding of software’s impact on different industries. As such, the goal of the column is not just to describe a specific software product but to provide some insights on how the software is being developed and some metrics that help to assess its impact.

The Role of Foundations in Open Source Projects

A number of Open-Source Systems (OSS) have created parallel foundations, as legal instruments to better articulate the structure, collaboration and financial model for the project. We study over 80 foundations to analyze the impact they have on the open source projects the foundations aim to help.

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