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A Simplified Model for Evaluating Software Reliability at the Developmental Stage
Shelbi Joseph, Shouri P.V, Jagathy Raj V. P
Pages - 125 - 131     |    Revised - 31-01-2011     |    Published - 08-02-2011
Volume - 1   Issue - 5    |    Publication Date - January / February  Table of Contents
Bugs, Failure density, Failure rate, Open source software , Reliability
The use of open source software is becoming more and more predominant and it is important that the reliability of this software are evaluated. Even though a lot of researchers have tried to establish the failure pattern of different packages a deterministic model for evaluating reliability is not yet developed. The present work details a simplified model for evaluating the reliability of the open source software based on the available failure data. The methodology involves identifying a fixed number of packages at the start of the time and defining the failure rate based on the failure data for these preset number of packages. The defined function of the failure rate is used to arrive at the reliability model. The reliability values obtained using the developed model are also compared with the exact reliability values. Key words: Bugs, Failure density, Failure rate, Open source software, Reliability
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Mr. Shelbi Joseph
- India
Mr. Shouri P.V
- India
Mr. Jagathy Raj V. P
- India