Exploring Coordination Structures in Open Source Software Development

J.H. Hegeman, Patrick Keil (Editor)

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Abstract

Coordination is difficult to achieve in a large globally distributed project setting. The problem is multiplied in open source software development projects, where most of the traditional means of coordination such as plans, system-level designs, schedules and defined process are not used. In order to maintain proper coordination in open source projects one needs to monitor the progress of the FLOSS project continuously. We propose a mechanism of display of Socio- Technical project structures that can locate the coordination problems in open source software development. Using the tool TESNA (TEchnical and Social Network Analysis) that we have developed; we cluster the software and produce a display of the different software clusters as well as the people working on its constituting software classes. We then demonstrate the technique on a sample FLOSS project that is on the brink of becoming inactive.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTOMAG+REMIDI 2007 Proceedings
Subtitle of host publicationThe Seventh International Conference of Computer Ethics: Philosophical Enquiry
EditorsJos van Hillegersberg, Frank Harmsen, Chintan Amrit, Eva Geisberger, Marco Kuhrmann
Place of PublicationEnschede
PublisherCentre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT)
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 27 Aug 2007
Event1st International International Workshop on Tools for Managing Globally Distributed Software Development, TOMAG 2007 - Munich, Germany
Duration: 27 Aug 200730 Aug 2007
Conference number: 1

Publication series

NameWorkshop proceedings series
PublisherCentre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT)
ISSN (Print)1574-0846

Workshop

Workshop1st International International Workshop on Tools for Managing Globally Distributed Software Development, TOMAG 2007
Abbreviated titleTOMAG
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period27/08/0730/08/07

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