Sometimes it is important to see how much a vendor's source code tree is deviating from an upstream open source project such as the Linux kernel, as big deviations potentially mean increased maintenance costs, as changes/fixes might need to be backported from the official version. In this document a method to compute a score to quantify possible maintenance costs is proposed.
Tags: Git, software engineering, defect discovery, tlsh, software maintenance, software maintenance cost
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Hemel, Armijn, "Computing a distance between a source code directory and another source code directory", Technical Disclosure Commons, (January 06, 2021)