Trends and behavior of developers in open collaborative software projects

Mohammad Y. Allaho, Wang-chien Lee

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Abstract

We conduct an extensive analysis on the developers of Open Source Software (OSS) projects. Our goal is to discover trends that govern the developers' behavior in contributing to OSS projects. To achieve our goal, we define and analyze a set of developer and OSS project features. Moreover, we study the behavior of the developers on selecting OSS projects to participate in by analyzing the project features that dictate the developers' selection. In addition, we study the difference between developers who seek a job and who do not seek a job in developing social ties. We, also, analyze the developers' affiliation (e.g., corporate, university, Institute, etc.) and location (e.g., city) statistics. It is found that a significant ratio of developers share the same affiliation and location in a team for a project that is being developed by remote collaborators. We use a dataset collected from Github.com, which is one of the most fast-growing and large-scale online OSS community. This study is substantial for future works of recommender systems targeting the OSS community.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2014 IEEE International Conference on Behavioral, Economic, Socio-Cultural Computing, BESC 2014
EditorsGuandong Xu, Wolfgang Nejdl, Huan Liu
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781479969807
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 12 2014
Event2014 1st IEEE International Conference on Behavioral, Economic, Socio-Cultural Computing, BESC 2014 - Shanghai, China
Duration: Oct 30 2014Nov 1 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of 2014 IEEE International Conference on Behavioral, Economic, Socio-Cultural Computing, BESC 2014

Other

Other2014 1st IEEE International Conference on Behavioral, Economic, Socio-Cultural Computing, BESC 2014
CountryChina
CityShanghai
Period10/30/1411/1/14

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Modeling and Simulation

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Allaho, M. Y., & Lee, W. (2014). Trends and behavior of developers in open collaborative software projects. In G. Xu, W. Nejdl, & H. Liu (Eds.), Proceedings of 2014 IEEE International Conference on Behavioral, Economic, Socio-Cultural Computing, BESC 2014 [7059515] (Proceedings of 2014 IEEE International Conference on Behavioral, Economic, Socio-Cultural Computing, BESC 2014). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/BESC.2014.7059515