Germán Poo-Caamaño

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—In current project environments, requirements often evolve throughout the project and are worked on by stakeholders in large and distributed teams. Such teams often use online tools such as mailing lists, bug tracking systems or online discussion forums to communicate, clarify or coordinate work on requirements. In this kind of environment, the expected(More)
One of the many effects of social media in software development is the flourishing of very large communities of practice where members share a common interest, such as programming languages, frameworks, and tools. These communities of practice use many different communication channels but little is known about how these communities create, share, and curate(More)
GitHub is a popular source code hosting site which serves as a collaborative coding platform. The many features of GitHub have greatly facilitated developers' collaboration, communication, and coordination. Gists are one feature of GitHub, which defines them as "a simple way to share snippets and pastes with others." This three-part study explores how users(More)
In Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) projects based on Linux systems, the users usually install the software from distributions. The distributions act as intermediaries between software developers and users. Distributors collect the source code of the different projects and package them, ready to be installed by the users. Packages seems to work well for(More)
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