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Social Network Analysis of Open Source Projects

Johansson, Nicklas LU and Tenggren, Christian (2015) In LU-CS-EX 2015-30 EDA920 20151
Department of Computer Science
Abstract
A large amount of widespread software used today is either open source or includes open-source projects. Much open-source software has proved to be of very high quality despite being developed through unconventional methods. The success of open-source products has sparked an interest in the software industry in why these projects are so successful and how this seemingly unstructured development process can yield such great results.

This thesis presents a study done on the projects hosted by one of the largest and most well-known open-software communities that exists. The study involves gathering developer collaboration data and then using social network analysis to find trends in the data that eventually might be used to create... (More)
A large amount of widespread software used today is either open source or includes open-source projects. Much open-source software has proved to be of very high quality despite being developed through unconventional methods. The success of open-source products has sparked an interest in the software industry in why these projects are so successful and how this seemingly unstructured development process can yield such great results.

This thesis presents a study done on the projects hosted by one of the largest and most well-known open-software communities that exists. The study involves gathering developer collaboration data and then using social network analysis to find trends in the data that eventually might be used to create benchmarks for open-source software development. The results show that several interesting trends can be found. (Less)
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By applying social network analysis on the collaboration of open-source developers for a wide variety of projects a few observations can be made that can give some valuable insight in the development process of open-source projects.
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author
Johansson, Nicklas LU and Tenggren, Christian
supervisor
organization
course
EDA920 20151
year
type
H3 - Professional qualifications (4 Years - )
subject
keywords
Open-Source, Apache Software Foundation, Social network analysis, Network metrics
publication/series
LU-CS-EX 2015-30
report number
LU-CS-EX 2015-30
ISSN
1650-2884
language
English
id
7470989
date added to LUP
2015-06-30 12:13:48
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2015-06-30 12:13:48
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  abstract     = {A large amount of widespread software used today is either open source or includes open-source projects. Much open-source software has proved to be of very high quality despite being developed through unconventional methods. The success of open-source products has sparked an interest in the software industry in why these projects are so successful and how this seemingly unstructured development process can yield such great results. 

This thesis presents a study done on the projects hosted by one of the largest and most well-known open-software communities that exists. The study involves gathering developer collaboration data and then using social network analysis to find trends in the data that eventually might be used to create benchmarks for open-source software development. The results show that several interesting trends can be found.},
  author       = {Johansson, Nicklas and Tenggren, Christian},
  issn         = {1650-2884},
  keyword      = {Open-Source,Apache Software Foundation,Social network analysis,Network metrics},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {LU-CS-EX 2015-30},
  title        = {Social Network Analysis of Open Source Projects},
  year         = {2015},
}