Going Farther Together: The Impact of Social Capital on Sustained Participation in Open Source

@article{Qiu2019GoingFT,
  title={Going Farther Together: The Impact of Social Capital on Sustained Participation in Open Source},
  author={Huilian Sophie Qiu and Alexander Nolte and Anita R. Brown and Alexander Serebrenik and Bogdan Vasilescu},
  journal={2019 IEEE/ACM 41st International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE)},
  year={2019},
  pages={688-699}
}
Sustained participation by contributors in opensource software is critical to the survival of open-source projects and can provide career advancement benefits to individual contributors. However, not all contributors reap the benefits of open-source participation fully, with prior work showing that women are particularly underrepresented and at higher risk of disengagement. While many barriers to participation in open-source have been documented in the literature, relatively little is known… 

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