Are Developers Fixing Their Own Bugs?: Tracing Bug-Fixing and Bug-Seeding Committers

@article{IzquierdoCortazar2011AreDF,
  title={Are Developers Fixing Their Own Bugs?: Tracing Bug-Fixing and Bug-Seeding Committers},
  author={Daniel Izquierdo-Cortazar and Andrea Capiluppi and Jes{\'u}s M. Gonz{\'a}lez-Barahona},
  journal={IJOSSP},
  year={2011},
  volume={3},
  pages={23-42}
}
The process of fixing software bugs plays a key role in the maintenance activities of a software project. Ideally, code ownership and responsibility should be enforced among developers working on the same artifacts, so that those introducing buggy code could also contribute to its fix. However, especially in FLOSS projects, this mechanism is not clearly understood: in particular, it is not known whether those contributors fixing a bug are the same introducing and seeding it in the first place… CONTINUE READING