Industrial Case Study: Moving to Commercial Off-the-Shelf and Open-Source Software Usage in Telecommunications
Applicable web resources that amplify points made in this chapter can be found here:
Amazon has many books and articles on subjects discussed in this chapter. Go to www.amazon.com and search under the headings of COTS, open source, product lines, and risk management to find relevant citations.
The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at www.sei.cmu.edu/library/ also has many citations on these subject areas because they happen to be an interest area of their primary customers.
A briefing by Dorothy McKinney about the pluses and minuses of COTS use is available at http://www.incose.org/northstar/2001Slides/McKinney%20Charts.pdf.
An interesting case study about COTS software has been prepared by the faculty at McGill University and is available at the following website: http://www.cais-acsi.ca/proceedings/2000/beheshti_2000.pdf.
A COTS Risk Mitigation Guide developed by the Federal Aviation Administration in 2010 is available at http://fast.faa.gov/docs/COTS%20Risk%203.1a%20Guide.doc.
A briefing article about COTS security vulnerabilities by Craig Miller of Cigital is available at https://buildsecurityin.us-cert.gov/bsi/623-BSI.html?branch=1&language=1.
Another briefing about COTS hardware and software for NASA’s Earth Observing System can be viewed at http://edhs1.gsfc.nasa.gov/waisdata/rel6/cd71560001_4.pdf.
Information about the Open Source Initiative (OSI), which is a nonprofit corporation whose mission is to educate and advocate for the use of open-source software, is available at http://www.opensource.org.
A comprehensive manual describing how to develop open-source software for Intel’s PCI Express family of gigabit Ethernet controllers can be viewed at http://download.intel.com/design/network/manuals/316080.pdf.