Nurturing software

Rajiv C. Shah, Jay P. Kesan

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The nurturing and cultivation of software in several different environments from universities to firms are discussed. Salient institutional factors in the development process are also identified. Due to the varying institutional factors, software with the same technical functionality might have different features, characteristics, and values. The institutional factors can also explain the current state of software security, as well as how it can be improved in the future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)80-85
Number of pages6
JournalCommunications of the ACM
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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