From Planning to Mature: On the Determinants of Open Source Take-Off

@article{Manenti2005FromPT,
  title={From Planning to Mature: On the Determinants of Open Source Take-Off},
  author={Fabio M. Manenti and Stefano Comino and Maria Laura Parisi},
  journal={Information Technology \& Systems},
  year={2005}
}
users to satisfy their specific needs; the more a software evolves towards a stable release able to address the requirements of its developers, the more successful the project. In this paper we use a large data-set obtained from SourceForge.net to estimate the impact of observed project characteristics on the evolution of the source code from a preliminary release to its mature version. We show that while projects distributed under highly restrictive licensing terms (GPL) have a significantly… 
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