Analysis of free software communities: coda

As you can see in my last posts (I, II, III, IV and V), I finally managed to translate the paper we released last year in V jornadas de SIG Libre (please, beg my english!). It took me a year and my wisdom teeth removed to find the time. Our intention (Fran and me) when […]

Analysis of free software communities (V): generational analysis

Disclaimer – this post is part of a serie: I, II, III, IV and V (this one). Images: on the left, contributions of top 3 developers along the project history; on the right, evolution of developers participating during 2010. Data: trunk from project repositories during the period 1999-2010. Is it something we could extrapolate from the data there? This indicator gives us some […]

Analysis of free software communities (IV): community workhours

Disclaimer – this post is part of a serie: I, II, III, IV (this one) and V. Images: on the left, number of changes to the codebase (commits) agregated by hour of day. On the right, number of commits grouped by day. Data: trunk from project repositories during the period 1999-2010. Is it something we could extrapolate from the data there? This indicator […]

«An open project and its community are the sum of individual people doing what they care about. It’s flat-out wrong to think that any healthy open project is a pool of developers who can be assigned priorities that “make sense” globally. There’s no product manager. The community priorities are simply the union of all community-member […]

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