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Publication type: Conference paper
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Do communities in developer interaction networks align with subsystem developer teams? : an empirical study of open source systems
Authors: Ashraf, Usman
Mayr-Dorn, Christoph
Mashkoor, Atif
Egyed, Alexander
Panichella, Sebastiano
et. al: No
DOI: 10.1109/ICSSP-ICGSE52873.2021.00016
Proceedings: 2021 IEEE/ACM Joint 15th International Conference on Software and System Processes (ICSSP) and 16th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering (ICGSE)
Page(s): 61
Pages to: 71
Conference details: Joint 15th International Conference on Software and System Processes (ICSSP) and 16th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering (ICGSE), Madrid, Spain, 17-19 May 2021
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher / Ed. Institution: IEEE
ISBN: 978-1-6654-1401-2
Other identifiers: arXiv:2104.03648v1
Language: English
Subjects: Developer interaction network; System modularity; Subsystem coordination; Developer community
Subject (DDC): 005: Computer programming, programs and data
Abstract: Studies over the past decade demonstrated that developers contributing to open source software systems tend to self-organize in “emerging” communities. This latent community structure has a significant impact on software quality. While several approaches address the analysis of developer interaction networks, the question of whether these emerging communities align with the developer teams working on various subsystems remains unanswered.Work on socio-technical congruence implies that people that work on the same task or artifact need to coordinate and thus communicate, potentially forming stronger interaction ties. Our empirical study of 10 open source projects revealed that developer communities change considerably across a project’s lifetime (hence implying that relevant relations between developers change) and that their alignment with subsystem developer teams is mostly low. However, subsystems teams tend to remain more stable. These insights are useful for practitioners and researchers to better understand developer interaction structure of open source systems.
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Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Institute of Applied Information Technology (InIT)
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