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Investigating the Geography of Open Source Software through Github

  title={Investigating the Geography of Open Source Software through Github},
  author={Yuri Takhteyev and A. Hilts},
  • Yuri Takhteyev, A. Hilts
  • Published 2010
  • The paper presents an empirical study of the geography of open source software development that looks at Github, a popular project hosting website. We show that developers are highly clustered and concentrated primarily in North America and Western and Northern Europe, though a substantial minority is present in other regions. Code contributions and attention show a strong local bias. Users in North America account for a larger share of received contributions than of contributions made. They… CONTINUE READING

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