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dc.contributor.authorIqbal, Aftab
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-03T14:07:01Z
dc.date.available2014-08-03T14:07:01Z
dc.date.issued2014-01-19
dc.identifier.citationAftab Iqbal (2014) 'Understanding Contributor to Developer Turnover Patterns in OSS Projects: A Case Study of Apache Projects'. ISRN Software Engineering, 2014 .en_US
dc.identifier.issn2356-7872
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.hindawi.com/journals/isrn.software.engineering/2014/535724/
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10379/4473
dc.descriptionJournal articleen_US
dc.description.abstractOSS projects are dynamic in nature. Developers contribute to a project for a certain period of time and later leave the project or join other projects of high interest. Hence, the OSS community always welcomes members who can attain the role of a developer in a project. In this paper, we investigate contributions made by members who have attained the role of a developer. In particular, we study the contributions made by the members in terms of bugs reported, comments on bugs, source-code patch submissions, and their social relation with other members of an OSS community. Further, we study the significance of nondevelopers contribution and investigate if and to what extent they play a role in the long-term survival of an OSS project. Moreover, we investigate the ratio of contributions made by a member before and after attaining the role of a developer. We have outlined 4 research questions in this regard and further discuss our findings based on the research questions by taking into account data from software repositories of 4 different Apache projects.en_US
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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherHindawi Publishing Corporationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofISRN Software Engineeringen
dc.subjectOSSen_US
dc.subjectApacheen_US
dc.titleUnderstanding Contributor to Developer Turnover Patterns in OSS Projects: A Case Study of Apache Projectsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.date.updated2014-08-02T21:58:36Z
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/535724
dc.local.publishedsourcehttp://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/535724en_US
dc.description.peer-reviewedpeer-reviewed
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dc.local.contactChaudhry Muhammad Aftab Iqbal, Deri, Ida Business Park, Nui Galway. Email: chaudhrymuhammadaftab.iqbal@nuigalway.ie
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