Studies (eg Standish, 1995 et al) show that poor requirements are a prime
cause of project failure or insufficiency, yet commercial requirements
tools are very expensive. There exists no full-featured Open Source
Requirements Architecture tool. This project intends to fill that gap,
integrating with other Open Source CASE tools to provide
a complete Open Source CASE environment.
It is intended that RAVE be the foundation of a complete Open Source
Tigris was selected as the hosting site specifically because of the wealth
of Open Source CASE tools being developed here.
RAVE will be written in Java to run on Linux, Solaris(TM), and other Unix(TM)
variants. It will be server-based and multiuser under the control of an
administrator. Sub-administrators for particular partitionings of the
requirements may be set up. Security will be a consideration from the onset
of the project.
Internationalization will be very low on the priority list unless we acquire
a contributor who likes to do this sort of thing.
Join the Wiki!
RAVE is meant to be easy to use, and we want it to be easy for
project members to help in developing the requirements for the program.
So, we've created a WikiWiki - a collaborative site - to do just that.
Try out the RAVEWiki.
Don't worry if you've never used one because all the instructions you
need are on the site!
RAVE is licensed under the
(IBM) Common Public
License, one of the OSI-certified license types, just on the general
principle that IBM's tracks are good ones in which to walk.