Understanding a developer social network and its evolution

  title={Understanding a developer social network and its evolution},
  author={Qiaona Hong and Sunghun Kim and Shing-Chi Cheung and Christian Bird},
  journal={2011 27th IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance (ICSM)},
With the growing number of large scale software projects, software development and maintenance demands the participation of larger groups. Having a thorough understanding of the group of developers is critical for improving development and maintenance quality and reducing cost. In contrast to most commercial software endeavors, developers in open source software (OSS) projects enjoy more freedom to organize and contribute to a project in their own working style. Their interactions through… CONTINUE READING
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