• WP6: Front-end and Validation

    WP Leader: ATOS

    The WP6 has 3 main objectives:

    The first is Developing the front-end to the MARKOS system, aiming at exposing a user-friendly user interface (UI), intended mainly for developers, that interfaces the main interactions between them and the MARKOS system. Developers will use MARKOS UI to browse and query the MARKOS knowledge repository, looking for information concerning Open Source projects, which will be presented to them in an interrelated and integrated way.

    The second objective is validating the MARKOS system in two dimensions: in the own project partners’ environments and in Open Source communities of developers (such as BerliOS and SourceForge.net). MARKOS UI front-end will be used to conduct a comprehensive validation of the overall MARKOS system, assessing not only the fulfilment of the project scientific and technical challenges but also conducting a fit-for-purpose evaluation that will assess the MARKOS system in real life scenarios. This fit-for-purpose evaluation will be conducted in different workshops by selected groups of MARKOS users, upon real life situations for the development of FLOSS products.

    Provisioning of the infrastructure needed to run the full MARKOS system is the third objective of WP6.

    In order to perform a useful field evaluation, MARKOS will have to store a very huge amount of data extracted by crawled forges and Open Source sites, and make them available to real Open Source communities of developers. A dedicated server for running the MARKOS system will be provisioned in order to assure that data collected from third parties’ forges and infrastructures will be available when needed.  Different use cases in industrial and Open Source communities’ domains will be defined and materialized, in order to conduct the discovery of required FLOSS projects by browsing and querying the MARKOS knowledge repository. In particular MARKOS system and front-end will be evaluated in the context of on-going projects participated by MARKOS partners; and in external FLOSS developers communities.