Software Engineering in Developing Communities

Blake, Edwin H. (2010) Software Engineering in Developing Communities, Proceedings of Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering (CHASE 2010), May 2nd 2010, Cape Town, South Africa, ACM.

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This paper reflects on our work in deriving targeted methodologies to develop IT applications and content in a developing world environment. This paper argues that a common thread over more than a decade of experience in building Information and Communication Technology systems has been a community centred approach. We relate this to the African philosophy of ubuntu. These approaches are wrapped into an iterative Action Research paradigm to include the communities of users directly.

Item Type: Conference paper
Additional Information: Workshop at the ICSE 2010
Uncontrolled Keywords: Community Based Software Methods,Action Research, Computer Science, Developing world, Ethics, Software Engineering, Ubuntu.
Subjects: Software and its engineering > Software creation and management
Social and professional topics
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2010
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 15:33

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