Towards a Portfolio of FLOSS Project Success Measures

@inproceedings{Crowston2004TowardsAP,
  title={Towards a Portfolio of FLOSS Project Success Measures},
  author={Kevin Crowston and Hala Annabi and James Howison and Chengetai Masango},
  booktitle={ICSE 2004},
  year={2004}
}
Project success is one of the most widely used dependent variables in information systems research. However, conventional measures of project success are difficult to apply to Free/Libre Open Source Software projects. In this paper, we present an analysis of four measures of success applied to SourceForge projects: number of members of the extended development community, project activity, bug fixing time and number of downloads. We argue that these four measures provide different insights into… CONTINUE READING

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