Innovation Diffusion in Open Source Software: preliminary analysis of dependency changes in the gentoo portage package database

Remco Bloemen, Chintan Amrit Amrit, Stefan Kuhlmann, Hector Gonzalo Ordonez Matamoros

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Abstract

In this paper we make the case that software dependencies are a form of innovation adoption. We then test this on the time-evolution of the Gentoo package dependency graph. We find that the Bass model of innovation di usion ts the growth of the number of packages depending on a given library. Interestingly, we also nd that low-level packages have a primarily imitation driven adoption and multimedia libraries have primarily innovation driven growth
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th Working Conference on Mining Software Repositories
Place of PublicationHydrabad, India
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages316-319
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-2863-0
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Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2014

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Keywords

  • IR-91966
  • METIS-305306

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    Bloemen, R., Amrit, C. A., Kuhlmann, S., & Ordonez Matamoros, H. G. (2014). Innovation Diffusion in Open Source Software: preliminary analysis of dependency changes in the gentoo portage package database. In Proceedings of the 11th Working Conference on Mining Software Repositories (pp. 316-319). Hydrabad, India: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). https://doi.org/10.1145/2597073.2597079