Socialization in Open Source Software Projects : A Growth Mixture Modeling Approach

  title={Socialization in Open Source Software Projects : A Growth Mixture Modeling Approach},
  author={Israr Qureshi and Yulin Fang},
The success of open source software (OSS) projects depends heavily on the voluntary participation of a large number of developers. To remain sustainable, it is vital for an OSS project community to maintain a critical mass of core developers. Yet, only a small number of participants (identified here as ‘‘joiners’’) can successfully socialize themselves into the core developer group. Despite the importance of joiners’ socialization behavior, quantitative longitudinal research in this area is… CONTINUE READING
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