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Does the First-Response Matter for Future Contributions? A Study of First Contributions

  title={Does the First-Response Matter for Future Contributions? A Study of First Contributions},
  author={Noppadol Assavakamhaenghan and Supatsara Wattanakriengkrai and Naomichi Shimada and Raula Gaikovina Kula and Takashi Ishio and Ken-ichi Matsumoto},
Context: Open Source Software (OSS) projects rely on a continuous stream of new contributors for sustainable livelihood. Recent studies reported that new contributors experience many barriers in their first contribution. One of the critical barriers is the social barrier. Although a number of studies investigated the social barriers to new contributors, to the best of our knowledge, the relationship between the first response to the first contributions and their future contributions has not… 

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