Magnet or sticky? An OSS project-by-project typology

Kazuhiro Yamashita, Shane McIntosh, Yasutaka Kamei, Naoyasu Ubayashi

研究成果: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

23 被引用数 (Scopus)

抄録

For Open Source Software (OSS) projects, retaining existing contributors and attracting new ones is a major concern. In this paper, we expand and adapt a pair of population migration metrics to analyze migration trends in a collection of open source projects. Namely, we study: (1) project stickiness, i.e., its tendency to retain existing contributors and (2) project magnetism, i.e., its tendency to attract new contributors. Using quadrant plots, we classify projects as attractive (highly magnetic and sticky), stagnant (highly sticky, weakly magnetic), fluctuating (highly magnetic, weakly sticky), or terminal (weakly magnetic and sticky). Through analysis of the MSR challenge dataset, we find that: (1) quadrant plots can effectively identify at-risk projects, (2) stickiness is often motivated by professional activity and (3) transitions among quadrants as a project ages often coincides with interesting events in the evolution history of a project.

本文言語英語
ホスト出版物のタイトル11th Working Conference on Mining Software Repositories, MSR 2014 - Proceedings
出版社Association for Computing Machinery, Inc
ページ344-347
ページ数4
ISBN(電子版)9781450328630
DOI
出版ステータス出版済み - 5 31 2014
イベント11th International Working Conference on Mining Software Repositories, MSR 2014 - Hyderabad, インド
継続期間: 5 31 20146 1 2014

出版物シリーズ

名前11th Working Conference on Mining Software Repositories, MSR 2014 - Proceedings

その他

その他11th International Working Conference on Mining Software Repositories, MSR 2014
Countryインド
CityHyderabad
Period5/31/146/1/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software

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