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A Quantitative Profile of a Community of Open Source Linux Developers

@inproceedings{Dempsey1999AQP,
  title={A Quantitative Profile of a Community of Open Source Linux Developers},
  author={Bert J. Dempsey and Debra Weiss and Paul Jones and Jane Greenberg},
  year={1999}
}
Open source software, or free software, has generated much interest and debate in the wake of a number of high-impact applications and systems produced under open source models for development and distribution. Despite the high degree of interest, little hard data exists to-date on the membership of collaborative open source communities and the evolutionary process of their repositories. This paper contributes a baseline quantitative study of one of the oldest continuous repositories for the… 

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