Mandrakesoft: Mandrakesoft to Lead New Research Project in Software Development

“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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