This document Was published not long ago by the Department of Processes and Systems of the Simon Bolivar University and the National Telecommunications Commission of Venezuela CONATEL, I learned of this through the network of that country called free geomatics and really is an interesting inspiration as for Move the cheese To anybody.
The purpose of this document is to present a set of quality characteristics to evaluate the Free Software applied to GIS under the ISO / IEC 9126 standard and the Dromey quality model, adapted under a scheme coined as MOSCA.
The measurement system reviews aspects such as functionality, portability and maintainability within four levels of analysis:
1. Dimension (internal, contextual aspects of the process, internal and contextual aspects of the product and internal and contextual aspects of the human perspective)
2. Categories. (These are 14 associated with the three dimensions mentioned above)
The topic becomes interesting, as well as the experience itself, because outside of the folklore that exists in Venezuela towards the political commitment to socialism, there is also an interesting movement in the open source theme (as seen in the dynamics with gvSIG in the lists distribution), and a regulation so that as of 2004 the governmental instances gradually migrate towards free software. This trend can already be seen in several South American countries, which in money represent a considerable investment so far dedicated to proprietary software or the violation of copyright.
I recommend that you take a look at the document, as it can be implemented by other countries or institutions. Apart from the introduction and conclusions, a context is included in the form of antecedents, the methodology followed, the quality model proposal and the case study with its results are documented. Although the use case of this document was made with the Grass, Qgis and Thuban tools, the process can be adapted to other alternatives whose sin is Not be popular.
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