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OP2A: How to improve the quality of the web portal of open source software products

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OP2A : How to improve the quality of the web portal of open source software products. / Lavazza, Luigi; Morasca, Sandro; Taibi, Davide; Tosi, Davide.

Web Information Systems and Technologies - 7th International Conference, WEBIST 2011, Revised Selected Papers. Springer Verlag, 2011. p. 149-162 (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing; Vol. 101 LNBIP).

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Lavazza, L, Morasca, S, Taibi, D & Tosi, D 2011, OP2A: How to improve the quality of the web portal of open source software products. in Web Information Systems and Technologies - 7th International Conference, WEBIST 2011, Revised Selected Papers. Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, vol. 101 LNBIP, Springer Verlag, pp. 149-162, 7th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies, WEBIST 2011, Noordwijkerhout, Netherlands, 6/05/11. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-28082-5-11

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Lavazza, L., Morasca, S., Taibi, D., & Tosi, D. (2011). OP2A: How to improve the quality of the web portal of open source software products. In Web Information Systems and Technologies - 7th International Conference, WEBIST 2011, Revised Selected Papers (pp. 149-162). (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing; Vol. 101 LNBIP). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-28082-5-11

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Lavazza L, Morasca S, Taibi D, Tosi D. OP2A: How to improve the quality of the web portal of open source software products. In Web Information Systems and Technologies - 7th International Conference, WEBIST 2011, Revised Selected Papers. Springer Verlag. 2011. p. 149-162. (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-28082-5-11

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Lavazza, Luigi ; Morasca, Sandro ; Taibi, Davide ; Tosi, Davide. / OP2A : How to improve the quality of the web portal of open source software products. Web Information Systems and Technologies - 7th International Conference, WEBIST 2011, Revised Selected Papers. Springer Verlag, 2011. pp. 149-162 (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing).

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