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- Maintenance (65% new requirements, 18% because of new OS, 17% bug
fixes) - Software Engineering, page 606.
- Bug reporting - Once you accept that your delivered test will have bugs
you may wish to encourage people to report them. You could have a built-in
reporting facility, or you could pay bug reporters (as done with TeX code,
and Stroustrup's book). This might make them happy (rather than angry) to find bugs.
- Intellectual Property Rights
- Post-mortem of project - metrics are especially useful when those of
different projects can be compared, so saving old metrics can help
characterize, evaluate, predict and improve future projects
Updated 10/02/03 with help from James Matheson