ISR has long been an internationally recognized leader in research into all aspects of open source software development. In this role, researchers at ISR along with colleagues throughout the U.S. helped to develop a new agenda that can help guide future research into open source software development. This includes conduct of: empirical studies of OSS development at different scales from small teams to large multi-national development projects; design and analysis of OSS spanning from low-level systems software and Web infrastructure to interactive development environments and next-generation application systems for extensible computer games and virtual worlds; and intellectual property, cybersecurity, and architectural design issues for OSS systems used within government agencies. ISR has also been pursuing new aspects of a global, multi-disciplinary research infrastructure, including OSS development repositories and OSS data analysis repositories, that are needed to support a new generation of studies of OSS code, development artifacts and work practices, as well as social networks/communities that enable OSS development.
Open Source projects at ISR can be found on the ISR website, using the Open Source tag. A sampling includes: