Heroes in FLOSS Projects: An Explorative Study

@article{Ricca2010HeroesIF,
  title={Heroes in FLOSS Projects: An Explorative Study},
  author={Filippo Ricca and Alessandro Marchetto},
  journal={2010 17th Working Conference on Reverse Engineering},
  year={2010},
  pages={155-159}
}
It is well recognized that the presence of Heroes, i.e., tireless developers who are the only ones who know certain critical parts of a system, can increase the risk of project failure, especially if these developers decide to leave the project. Instead, the relationship between Heroes and maintenance tasks is unknown because little investigated so far. In this paper, we first have implemented a tool to identify Heroes. Then, we have conducted an explorative study with 37 randomly selected open… CONTINUE READING

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