The rise and fall of a central contributor: Dynamics of social organization and performance in the GENTOO community

@article{Zanetti2013TheRA,
  title={The rise and fall of a central contributor: Dynamics of social organization and performance in the GENTOO community},
  author={Marcelo Serrano Zanetti and Ingo Scholtes and Claudio J. Tessone and Frank Schweitzer},
  journal={2013 6th International Workshop on Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering (CHASE)},
  year={2013},
  pages={49-56}
}
Social organization and division of labor crucially influence the performance of collaborative software engineering efforts. In this paper, we provide a quantitative analysis of the relation between social organization and performance in Gentoo, an Open Source community developing a Linux distribution. We study the structure and dynamics of collaborations as recorded in the project's bug tracking system over a period of ten years. We identify a period of increasing centralization after which… Expand
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