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Mandrakesoft: Mandrakesoft to Lead New Research Project in Software Development

Dec 21, 2004, 16:45 (2 Talkback[s])

"Major European research institutions and Open Source software companies today announced the launch of EDOS, a project dealing with complexity management in the field of Open Source software. The participants will collaborate in the development of theoretical and technical solutions to the management of large-scale, modular software projects. EDOS will receive EUR 2.2 million [US$2.9 million] in European Union funding, in a total budget of EUR 3.4 million [US$4.6 million].

"Software projects have grown to unforeseen levels of complexity. For example, most recent Linux operating systems are comprised of thousands of individual packages. This makes putting together such a system a difficult task; and the short release cycles traditionally practiced in Open Source software mean that this task has to be constantly repeated. This is the case, not only for Linux, but for any large, modular software project..."

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