Use of Quality Models for COTS Evaluation
quality models have been widely used for assessing software quality
software systems development, but their use for facilitating COTS
(as a basis for COTS selection) has been not so extensively reported.
that this situation should change, because quality models present some
interesting properties for driving COTS evaluation: they are highly
there exist some standards available; they can be tailored to specific
they provide a measurable basis for the evaluation of software quality;
this paper, we provide a summary of the experiences of our group in the
quality models for COTS selection, and we highlight some open issues
are currently dealing with.