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Three Metrics to Explore the Openness of GitHub projects

@article{Cosentino2014ThreeMT,
  title={Three Metrics to Explore the Openness of GitHub projects},
  author={Valerio Cosentino and Javier Luis C{\'a}novas Izquierdo and Jordi Cabot},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2014},
  volume={abs/1409.4253}
}
Open source software projects evolve thanks to a group of volunteers that help in their development. Thus, the success of these projects depends on their ability to attract (and keep) developers. We believe the openness of a project, i.e., how easy is for a new user to actively contribute to it, can help to make a project more attractive. To explore the openness of a software project, we propose three metrics focused on: (1) the distribution of the project community, (2) the rate of acceptance… Expand
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