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
There's a little oddity on the GNOME desktop, which you might notice when you unmount a USB device. When you right-click on the USB icon and move the pointer to the relevant option, you're faced with this: I can either unmount the drive, eject it, or safely remove it. Huh? What questions would go through ... more
It has been a while since I wrote about my research into FLOSS, for which there are a few reasons. When last I wrote I was approaching my PhD defence, and for the whole PhD process to come to an end I had to wait until January this year, when my thesis was officially approved. ... more
Not too long ago, I announced the publishing of my first journal article co-authored with Andrea Capiluppi and Cornelia Boldyreff. My mother was very proud -- even if she did not understand a single word of it. I will give a brief summary of the article in this post, and if I succeed in whetting ... more
Excellent. The journal publication I co-authored with Andrea Capiluppi and Cornelia Boldyreff ("Identifying exogenous drivers and evolutionary stages in FLOSS projects") has now been confirmed for publication in the May 2009 edition of Journal of Systems and Software. It is currently available online.