On the use of IRC channels by developers of the GNOME GTK + open source project

@inproceedings{Shihab2009OnTU,
  title={On the use of IRC channels by developers of the GNOME GTK + open source project},
  author={Emad Shihab and Zhen Ming Jiang and Ahmed E. Hassan},
  year={2009}
}
Developers of open source projects are distributed across the world. They rely on email, mailing lists, instant messaging and more recently IRC channels to communicate. Most of the studies thus far focus on the use of mailing lists by OSS developers, however, an increasing number of open source projects are using IRC channels to hold developer meetings. In many cases, these IRC meetings supplement mailing lists discussions and serve as a place where developers can settle discrepancies and get… CONTINUE READING