Onboarding in Open Source Projects

@article{Fagerholm2014OnboardingIO,
  title={Onboarding in Open Source Projects},
  author={Fabian Fagerholm and Alejandro S{\'a}nchez Guinea and Jay Borenstein and J{\"u}rgen M{\"u}nch},
  journal={IEEE Software},
  year={2014},
  volume={31},
  pages={54-61}
}
In today's world, many companies turn to open source projects as a method to increase productivity and innovation. A major challenge with managing this kind of development is the onboarding of new developers into the virtual teams that drive such projects. There's little guidance on how to initiate new members into such teams and how to overcome the learning curve. This case study on open source software projects shows that mentoring can have a significant impact on onboarding new members into… CONTINUE READING

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