Analysis and Modeling of Open Source Software Community

@inproceedings{GaoAnalysisAM,
  title={Analysis and Modeling of Open Source Software Community},
  author={Yongqin Gao and Vince Freeh and Greg Madey}
}
Open Source Software [8] (OSS) development is a classic example and prototype of collaborative social networks [4, 6, 19]. Based on the empirical data we collected from SourceForge over the last two years, we are able to investigate the structure and the dynamical mechanisms that determine the topology and govern the evolution of such systems. SourceForge is the largest online collaboratory for open source software development projects, hosting over 50 thousand projects and over 80 thousand… CONTINUE READING
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