OW2 is dedicated to improve the quality and the market readiness of the OW2 code base. Having good quality code and a good reputation for code is essential for the success and the growth of OW2. It is also essential for the growth of the downloads and the dissemination of the OW2 code. The efforts target primarily the mature projects.
OSCAR – Open-source Software Capability Assessment Radar – is the quality programme of OW2. It started as SQuAT – Software Quality Assurance and Trustworthiness. It is organized around two pillars exhibited by the figure below: Governance, Engineering. OSCAR is organized into chapters each of which is instrumented by one or several tools.
Beside presenting the OSCAR programme, this site is also a knowledge base referencing software, articles, organizations related to open source software quality, market readiness and governance. It is organized around the topics and data types available in the left menu.
OSCAR sections and tools
OW2 endeavours to integrate tools to help projects produce reports on the quality of the code, and on the quality of the IP. OW2 has incorporated into its governance process the fact that, for a project to be moved from incubation to mature, it is required that the project produces the report on the quality of the code and on the IP compliance. The final decision is left to the Technology Council, however OW2 is not a certification office.
The Open-source Maturity Model (OMM) is a maturity model and assessment methodology from the QualiPSo project. The OW2 OMM assessment template to be filled in by OW2 projects is available at OMM and is under constant evolution under the leadership of the OW2 Technology Council.
SonarQube is a static analysis solution covering a wide variety of languages including Java, Python, Erlang, C++. It implements the SQALE methodology to evaluate the technical debt of a project.
FOSSology is an open-source license compliance software system and toolkit. It allows to run license, copyright and export control scans from the command line or from a Web user interface. FOSSology implements the SPDX standard – Software Package Data Exchange. The results of FOSSology applied to the OW2 projects is available from the projects dashboards.
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