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Release Management is the process of building, packaging, and deploying of software for consumption. It is a process that is controlled by a Release Manager. A Release Manager is:

 * Architect – helps to identify, create, and implement the release process
 * Manager - of the release process
 * Facilitator – is the liaison between all stakeholders in a release

The stakeholders in a release include:

 * Developers of the software
 * Quality Assurance engineers
 * Users of the released software
 * Press and marketing contacts

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Open Source Development

There is more to open source than a licence. It is also a development methodology. This page links to various resources about different aspects of open source development.

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Support

Documentation

Mailing Lists

Build Automation

Dependency Management

Issue/Bug Tracking

Testing

Release Management

Release Management is the process of building, packaging, and deploying of software for consumption. It is a process that is controlled by a Release Manager. A Release Manager is:

  • Architect – helps to identify, create, and implement the release process
  • Manager - of the release process
  • Facilitator – is the liaison between all stakeholders in a release

The stakeholders in a release include:

  • Developers of the software
  • Quality Assurance engineers
  • Users of the released software
  • Press and marketing contacts

[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Release_Management_method Wikipedia on Release Management Method]

[http://www.ics.uci.edu/~wscacchi/Papers/Open-Source-Research/OSSE3-Erenkrantz.pdf Release Management Within Open Source Projects by Justin R. Erenkrantz]

[http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Software-Release-Practice-HOWTO/ Software Release Practice HOWTO by Eric Steven Raymond]

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