Analysis of coordination between developers and users in the apache community

Yasutaka Kamei, Shinsuke Matsumoto, Hirotaka Maeshima, Yoji Onishi, Masao Ohira, Ken ichi Matsumoto

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Abstract

Coordination is one of the keys for the success of open source software (OSS) communities because geographically distributed members need to collaborate on their work using communication tools (e.g., mailing lists, bulletin board systems, bug tracking systems, and so on). In this paper, we investigated the informal social structure among developers and users by analyzing two mailing lists of developers and users in the Apache community based on betweenness centrality, one centrality measure proposed by Freeman. From the analysis results, we found that (1) participants with high betweenness coordinated activities between developers and users and (2) some participants have been functioning as coordinators in the community for a long time.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOpen Source Development, Communities and Quality
Subtitle of host publicationIFIP 20th World Computer Congress, Working Group 2.3 on Open Source Software
EditorsBarbara Russo, Giancarlo Succi, Ernesto Damiani, Scott Hissam, Björn Lundell
Pages81-92
Number of pages12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 29 2008
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameIFIP International Federation for Information Processing
Volume275
ISSN (Print)1571-5736

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Developer
Betweenness
Centrality
Mailing lists
Communication
Social structure
Community-based
Functioning
Open source software

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems and Management

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Kamei, Y., Matsumoto, S., Maeshima, H., Onishi, Y., Ohira, M., & Matsumoto, K. I. (2008). Analysis of coordination between developers and users in the apache community. In B. Russo, G. Succi, E. Damiani, S. Hissam, & B. Lundell (Eds.), Open Source Development, Communities and Quality: IFIP 20th World Computer Congress, Working Group 2.3 on Open Source Software (pp. 81-92). (IFIP International Federation for Information Processing; Vol. 275). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-09684-1_7

Analysis of coordination between developers and users in the apache community. / Kamei, Yasutaka; Matsumoto, Shinsuke; Maeshima, Hirotaka; Onishi, Yoji; Ohira, Masao; Matsumoto, Ken ichi.

Open Source Development, Communities and Quality: IFIP 20th World Computer Congress, Working Group 2.3 on Open Source Software. ed. / Barbara Russo; Giancarlo Succi; Ernesto Damiani; Scott Hissam; Björn Lundell. 2008. p. 81-92 (IFIP International Federation for Information Processing; Vol. 275).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Kamei, Y, Matsumoto, S, Maeshima, H, Onishi, Y, Ohira, M & Matsumoto, KI 2008, Analysis of coordination between developers and users in the apache community. in B Russo, G Succi, E Damiani, S Hissam & B Lundell (eds), Open Source Development, Communities and Quality: IFIP 20th World Computer Congress, Working Group 2.3 on Open Source Software. IFIP International Federation for Information Processing, vol. 275, pp. 81-92. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-09684-1_7
Kamei Y, Matsumoto S, Maeshima H, Onishi Y, Ohira M, Matsumoto KI. Analysis of coordination between developers and users in the apache community. In Russo B, Succi G, Damiani E, Hissam S, Lundell B, editors, Open Source Development, Communities and Quality: IFIP 20th World Computer Congress, Working Group 2.3 on Open Source Software. 2008. p. 81-92. (IFIP International Federation for Information Processing). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-09684-1_7
Kamei, Yasutaka ; Matsumoto, Shinsuke ; Maeshima, Hirotaka ; Onishi, Yoji ; Ohira, Masao ; Matsumoto, Ken ichi. / Analysis of coordination between developers and users in the apache community. Open Source Development, Communities and Quality: IFIP 20th World Computer Congress, Working Group 2.3 on Open Source Software. editor / Barbara Russo ; Giancarlo Succi ; Ernesto Damiani ; Scott Hissam ; Björn Lundell. 2008. pp. 81-92 (IFIP International Federation for Information Processing).
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