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Empirical Evidence on Developer's Commit Activity for Open-Source Software Projects

  title={Empirical Evidence on Developer's Commit Activity for Open-Source Software Projects},
  author={Sihai Lin and Y. Ma and Jianxun Chen},
  • Sihai Lin, Y. Ma, Jianxun Chen
  • Published in SEKE 2013
  • Computer Science
  • The manner of development is an important factor for the success of open-source software (OSS). Through mining the information of developer’s commits, researchers within the community of software engineering can investigate evolutionary aspects of OSS projects and analyze developer’s behaviors and collaboration. In this paper we conducted statistical analyses on commit activity for four OSS projects, and found that (1) the commit size in terms of new definitions roughly follows a powerlaw… CONTINUE READING
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