Good or Bad Committers? A Case Study of Committers' Cautiousness and the Consequences on the Bug Fixing Process in the Eclipse Project

@article{Jongyindee2011GoodOB,
  title={Good or Bad Committers? A Case Study of Committers' Cautiousness and the Consequences on the Bug Fixing Process in the Eclipse Project},
  author={Anakorn Jongyindee and Masao Ohira and Akinori Ihara and Ken-ichi Matsumoto},
  journal={2011 Joint Conference of the 21st International Workshop on Software Measurement and the 6th International Conference on Software Process and Product Measurement},
  year={2011},
  pages={116-125}
}
There are many roles to play in the bug fixing process in open source software development. A developer called ``Committer'', who has a permission to submit a patch into software repository, plays a major role in this process and hold a key to the successfulness of the project. In this work, we have observed each committer activities from the Eclipse-Platform bug tracking system and version archives. Despite the importance of committer's activities, we suspected that sometimes committers can… CONTINUE READING