Evolution of the core team of developers in libre software projects

@article{Robles2009EvolutionOT,
  title={Evolution of the core team of developers in libre software projects},
  author={Gregorio Robles and Jes{\'u}s M. Gonz{\'a}lez-Barahona and Israel Herraiz},
  journal={2009 6th IEEE International Working Conference on Mining Software Repositories},
  year={2009},
  pages={167-170}
}
In many libre (free, open source) software projects, most of the development is performed by a relatively small number of persons, the “core team”. The stability and permanence of this group of most active developers is of great importance for the evolution and sustainability of the project. In this position paper we propose a quantitative methodology to study the evolution of core teams by analyzing information from source code management repositories. The most active developers in different… CONTINUE READING
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