GHTorrent: Github's data from a firehose

@article{Gousios2012GHTorrentGD,
  title={GHTorrent: Github's data from a firehose},
  author={Georgios Gousios and Diomidis D. Spinellis},
  journal={2012 9th IEEE Working Conference on Mining Software Repositories (MSR)},
  year={2012},
  pages={12-21}
}
A common requirement of many empirical software engineering studies is the acquisition and curation of data from software repositories. During the last few years, GitHub has emerged as a popular project hosting, mirroring and collaboration platform. GitHub provides an extensive REST API, which enables researchers to retrieve both the commits to the projects' repositories and events generated through user actions on project resources. GHTorrent aims to create a scalable off line mirror of GitHub… 

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