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dc.contributor.authorNichols, David M.
dc.contributor.authorTwidale, Michael B.
dc.identifier.citationNichols, D.M. & Twidale, M.B.(2003). The usability of open source software. First Monday, 8(1).en_US
dc.description.abstractOpen source communities have successfully developed a great deal of software although most computer users only use proprietary applications. The usability of open source software is often regarded as one reason for this limited distribution. In this paper we review the existing evidence of the usability of open source software and discuss how the characteristics of open source development influence usability. We describe how existing human-computer interaction techniques can be used to leverage distributed networked communities, of developers and users, to address issues of usability.en_US
dc.subjectcomputer scienceen_US
dc.subjectopen source softwareen_US
dc.titleThe usability of open source softwareen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US

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