We Don't Need Another Hero? The Impact of "Heroes" on Software Development

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A software project has “Hero Developers” when 80% of contributions are delivered by 20% of the developers. Are such heroes a good idea? Are too many heroes bad for software quality? Is it better to have more/less heroes for different kinds of projects? To answer these questions, we studied 661 open source projects from Public open source software (OSS… (More)
DOI: 10.1145/3183519.3183549

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