Collaborative Maintenance in Large Open-Source Projects

COLLABORATIVE MAINTENANCE IN LARGE OPEN-SOURCH PROJECTS, E. Damiani, B. Fitzgerald, W. Scacchi, M. Scotto, and G. Succi, eds., Open Source Systems, IFIP International Federation for Information Processing, Vol. 203, pp. 233-244, Boston, Springer, 2006

Posted: 29 Jul 2007 Last revised: 31 Jan 2008

Matthijs L. den Besten

GSCM-Montpellier Business School; Ecole Polytechnique

Jean-Michel Dalle

Université Paris VI Pierre et Marie Curie

Fabrice Galia

Burgundy School of Business (ESC Dijon), France - CEREN - Research Center on Enterprises - Management Department; Universite Pantheon-Assas Paris II - ERMES-UMR 7181-CNRS

Abstract

We investigate teamwork among maintainers of open source software projects by analyzing the logs of a set of 10 large projects. Our first results suggest that collaboration among maintainers in large open-source projects seems to be generally influenced by the complexity of files as measured by Halstead volume and also by the age of the files in a given project.

Keywords: Open Source Software, Community of developers, Collaboration, Teamwork, Complexity

JEL Classification: C21, L17, L86

Suggested Citation

den Besten, Matthijs L. and Dalle, Jean-Michel and Galia, Fabrice, Collaborative Maintenance in Large Open-Source Projects. COLLABORATIVE MAINTENANCE IN LARGE OPEN-SOURCH PROJECTS, E. Damiani, B. Fitzgerald, W. Scacchi, M. Scotto, and G. Succi, eds., Open Source Systems, IFIP International Federation for Information Processing, Vol. 203, pp. 233-244, Boston, Springer, 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1003440

Matthijs L. den Besten

GSCM-Montpellier Business School ( email )

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Jean-Michel Dalle (Contact Author)

Université Paris VI Pierre et Marie Curie ( email )

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Fabrice Galia

Burgundy School of Business (ESC Dijon), France - CEREN - Research Center on Enterprises - Management Department ( email )

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