Joining Free/Open Source Software Communities: An Analysis of Newbies' First Interactions on Project Mailing Lists

Abstract

Free/Open source software (FOSS) is an important part of the IT ecosystem. Due to the voluntary nature of participation, continual recruitment is key to the growth and sustainability of these communities. It is therefore important to understand how and why potential contributors fail in the process of transitioning from user to contributor. Most newcomers… (More)
DOI: 10.1109/HICSS.2011.264

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