The authors propose an infrastructure for rapidly prototyping applications from open source software components. The Adaptable Multi-Interface Communicator infrastructure (AMICO) is based on ideas of middleware platforms for component integration, but it focuses on pragmatic aspects of OSS integration, often absent from many existing integration platforms. The authors also identify the key requirements of middleware for rapid prototyping with OSS components and illustrate their approach through two examples in complex scenarios.
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Human-Centered Data Analytics

Obrenovic, Z, & Gasevic, D. (2007). Open Source Software: All You Do Is Put It Together. IEEE Software, 24(5), 86–91.