Onboarding in Open Source Software Projects: A Preliminary Analysis

  title={Onboarding in Open Source Software Projects: A Preliminary Analysis},
  author={Fabian Fagerholm and Patrik Johnson and Alejandro S{\'a}nchez Guinea and Jay Borenstein and J{\"u}rgen M{\"u}nch},
  journal={2013 IEEE 8th International Conference on Global Software Engineering Workshops},
Nowadays, many software projects are partially or completely open-source based. There is an increasing need for companies to participate in open-source software (OSS) projects, e.g., in order to benefit from open source ecosystems. OSS projects introduce particular challenges that have to be understood in order to gain the benefits. One such challenge is getting newcomers onboard into the projects effectively. Similar challenges may be present in other self-organised, virtual team environments… 

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