An Open Source Eco-System?

To summarise the prior writings from my doctoral thesis: I've shown how there are both notable differences and similarities between certain measures of FLOSS repositories (such as number of contributors attracted, rate of contributions, complexity control work, etc.) The pattern of similarities and differences that emerged clearly differentiated one group (containing Debian, GNOME, and KDE) ... more

 

Saros @ ICSE

ICSE 2010 is over. Those lucky enough to have gone have had their reward of first dibs on the material presented, so now I can present a brief summary of the paper that we in the Software Engineering group at Freie Universität produced for that conference. The paper is both a way of announcing Saros ... more

 

The Catalyst Effect in FLOSS Repositories

In the course of my PhD studies, I proposed that when a project makes a transition from one repository to another, you could expect to see significant changes to a project's evolutionary characteristics. Indeed, I covered this in earlier posts, discussing the transition from SourceForge to Debian. Here, we saw that the number of developers ... more