Certification of opensource software A role for formal methods?

Barbosa, Luis S. and Petrenko, Alexander K. and Cerone, Antonio and Shaikh, Siraj A (2010) Certification of opensource software A role for formal methods? International Journal of Computer Systems Science Engineering, 25 (4 SRC). pp. 273-281.

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Abstract

Despite its huge success and increasing incorporation in complex,industrial-strength applications, open source software, by the very nature of its open, unconventional, distributed development model, is hard to assess and certify in an effective, sound and independent way. This makes its use and integration within safety or security-critical systems,a risk. And, simultaneously an opportunity and a challenge for rigourous, mathematically based, methods which aim at pushing software analysis and development to the level of a mature engineering discipline. This paper discusses such a challenge and proposes a number of ways in which open source development may benefit from the whole patrimony of formal methods.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Open source software certification; formal methods; software quality
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Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > Business School > Business and Human Resource Management
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business Research
Depositing User: Ineke Tijsma
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2015 11:17
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2015 09:46
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/1407

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