Online division of labour: emergent structures in Open Source Software

@article{Palazzi2019OnlineDO,
  title={Online division of labour: emergent structures in Open Source Software},
  author={Mar{\'i}a J. Palazzi and Jordi Cabot and Javier Luis C{\'a}novas Izquierdo and Albert Sol{\'e}-Ribalta and Javier Borge-Holthoefer},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2019},
  volume={abs/1903.03375}
}
The development Open Source Software fundamentally depends on the participation and commitment of volunteer developers to progress. Several works have presented strategies to increase the on-boarding and engagement of new contributors, but little is known on how these diverse groups of developers self-organise to work together. To understand this, one must consider that, on one hand, platforms like GitHub provide a virtually unlimited development framework: any number of actors can potentially… CONTINUE READING

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