Group awareness in distributed software development

  title={Group awareness in distributed software development},
  author={Carl Gutwin and Reagan Penner and Kevin A. Schneider},
Open-source software development projects are almost always collaborative and distributed. Despite the difficulties imposed by distance, these projects have managed to produce large, complex, and successful systems. However, there is still little known about how open-source teams manage their collaboration. In this paper we look at one aspect of this issue: how distributed developers maintain group awareness. We interviewed developers, read project communication, and looked at project artifacts… CONTINUE READING

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