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Towards Mining OSS Skills from GitHub Activity [article]

Jenny T. Liang and Thomas Zimmermann and Denae Ford
2022 arXiv   pre-print
We demonstrate that Disko yields promising results: it detects the presence of these skills with precision scores between 77% to 97%.  ...  Given the positive results and potential impact of our approach, we outline future research opportunities in interpreting and sharing OSS skills.  ...  showed that this data could help identify experts in OSS communities [30] and predict technical roles of GitHub users [31] .  ... 
arXiv:2203.02027v1 fatcat:mygqyvl7pzfyrl22okahctpm4q

Mining Developer Behavior Across GitHub and StackOverflow

Yunxiang Xiong, Zhangyuan Meng, Beijun Shen, Wei Yin
2017 Proceedings of the 29th International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering  
Nowadays, software developers are increasingly involved in GitHub and StackOverflow, creating a lot of valuable data in the two communities.  ...  This approach links the accounts from two communities using a CART decision tree, leveraging the features from usernames, user behaviors and writing styles.  ...  For example, labels of repositories in GitHub are programming languages, but those of Q&As in StackOverflow are technical terms. 3) Association mining.  ... 
doi:10.18293/seke2017-062 dblp:conf/seke/XiongMSY17 fatcat:3zd2n4fe6vckrcf7hlgnddtsfa

Forge++: The Changing Landscape of FLOSS Development

Megan Squire
2014 2014 47th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences  
The main contributions of this paper are to describe each of these tools, to identify the data and artifacts available for mining from these tools, and to outline some of the ways researchers can use these  ...  There are three newer tools at the center of FLOSS development today: distributed version control based forges (like Github), programmer question-and-answer communities (like Stack Overflow), and pastebin  ...  Github itself stores its Gist pastes as repositories, so they can be mined in the same fashion as regular Github repositories. Pastebin mining.  ... 
doi:10.1109/hicss.2014.405 dblp:conf/hicss/Squire14 fatcat:m42fyq6kfjbvlfvdqbtg7uqxsm

The importance of socio-technical resources for software ecosystems management

Thaiana Lima, Rodrigo Pereira dos Santos, Jonice Oliveira, Cláudia Werner
2016 Journal of Innovation in Digital Ecosystems  
GitHub is the main platform for software projects in the international scenario [24] . In 2014, Brazil was the eighth country in percentage of users in GitHub.  ...  Example of socio-technical resource extracted from this source: the use of a profile page for users; 2.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jides.2016.10.006 fatcat:g6h5lxp7jfhnfet7v4e5aqiyre

Exploring the patterns of social behavior in GitHub

Yue Yu, Gang Yin, Huaimin Wang, Tao Wang
2014 Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Crowd-based Software Development Methods and Technologies - CrowdSoft 2014  
We find an explosive growth of the users in GitHub and introduce the Diffusion of Innovation theory to illustrate intrinsic sociological basis of this phenomenon.  ...  In this paper, we firstly compare the growth curves of project and user in GitHub with three traditional open source software communities to explore differences of their growth modes.  ...  first research combining the high level analysis of the growth mode and the specific level of pattern mining in GitHub.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2666539.2666571 dblp:conf/sigsoft/YuYWW14 fatcat:2vjvheub7jehhmsnu5rjaxnd44

Diversity of Skills and Collective Intelligence in GitHub [article]

Dorota Celińska-Kopczyńska
2021 arXiv   pre-print
In this paper, we investigate the patterns behind the connections among GitHub users in Open Source communities.  ...  We find that diversity of skills plays an essential role in the creation of links among users who exchange information (e.g., in issues, comments, and following networks).  ...  Roles of the links To answer RQ2, we conducted a text mining analysis.  ... 
arXiv:2110.06725v1 fatcat:vfof7xbedjeaho22lgvghlinmu

A Survey of Mining Software Repositories in Social Network

Yuexiao Teng
2020 Journal of Software  
GitHub. In order to fill this existing gap, in the paper, an original literature survey has been conducted on 5 different kinds of social networks regarding mining software repositories since 2000.  ...  However, there are few comprehensive surveys on the intersection of mining software repositories and mining social networks due to the little emphasis on this intersection and the recent rapid popularity  ...  The research results could be helpful in understanding the role of blogs in software development process.  ... 
doi:10.17706/jsw.15.2.62-67 fatcat:63djohx7xff57cpj3gbucan5mi

An in-depth study of the promises and perils of mining GitHub

Eirini Kalliamvakou, Georgios Gousios, Kelly Blincoe, Leif Singer, Daniel M. German, Daniela Damian
2015 Empirical Software Engineering  
We document the results of an empirical study aimed at understanding the characteristics of the repositories and users in GitHub; we see how users take advantage of GitHub's main features and how their  ...  of the available GitHub data.  ...  Acknowledgments We would like to thank the authors of Padhye et al. (2014) and Matragkas et al. (2014) for their valuable feedback regarding the evaluation of the impact of these perils on their research  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10664-015-9393-5 fatcat:hoiypztavrg33n3stbn3a7vuwm

Human aspects, gamification, and social media in collaborative software engineering

Bogdan Vasilescu
2014 Companion Proceedings of the 36th International Conference on Software Engineering - ICSE Companion 2014  
Because of the decentralised and self-directed nature of OSS as well as the social diversity inherent to OSS communities, the success of an OSS project depends to a large extent on the social aspects of  ...  such as Stack Overflow or GitHub) impact distributed collaboration in OSS.  ...  and the engagement of users therein.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2591062.2591091 dblp:conf/icse/Vasilescu14 fatcat:vbzzsodv7naudg4y222e4eubka

A Mixed Graph-Relational Dataset of Socio-technical Interactions in Open Source Systems

Usman Ashraf, Christoph Mayr-Dorn, Alexander Egyed, Sebastiano Panichella
2020 Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Mining Software Repositories  
Therefore, in order to study socio-technical interactions as well as the software evolution dynamics of open source systems, in this paper, we present a novel dataset, gathered from 20 open source projects  ...  , which report the developers' activities in the scope of commits and issues at the level of subsystems.  ...  More importantly, a developer's id on Jira doesn't match the Github account id of the same developer as Jira doesn't use email addresses as part of a user id while Github does.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3379597.3387492 dblp:conf/msr/AshrafMEP20 fatcat:6ifkgizb4bbknn7dmmo7okhnw4

Technical Debt in the Peer-Review Documentation of R Packages: a rOpenSci Case Study [article]

Zadia Codabux, Melina Vidoni, Fatemeh H. Fard
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Results: The findings of our study include (i) a taxonomy of TD derived from our analysis of the peer-reviews (ii) documentation debt as being the most prevalent type of debt (iii) different user roles  ...  Nonetheless, it is well-known that most R users do not have a technical programming background, being from multiple disciplines.  ...  We developed an R script using the GitHub API and mined the reviews from the GitHub issues of the approved submissions.  ... 
arXiv:2103.09340v1 fatcat:jwrow2b3gff7dhzkmgc232xvtu

A Systematic Mapping Study of Software Development With GitHub

Valerio Cosentino, Javier L. Canovas Izquierdo, Jordi Cabot
2017 IEEE Access  
addressed the task of mining GitHub and what findings they have reported.  ...  In the last years, a considerable amount of research papers have been published reporting findings based on data mined from GitHub.  ...  As can be seen, the great majority of the works (71.25%) rely on the direct observation and mining of GitHub metadata.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2017.2682323 fatcat:rhlsn7m5aneddiqjetzm7bktb4

A data-driven approach for understanding Open Design. Mapping social interactions in collaborative processes on GitHub

Massimo Menichinelli
2017 The Design Journal  
The article proposes a software library for analysing networks of social interactions over time on Git projects hosted on GitHub.  ...  The article show its application to three cases of (a) discussing the nature and concepts of Open Design, (b) teaching Open Design to interaction design students, (c) the development of a platform for  ...  The finalization of this research has received funding from the Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Union within the MAKE-IT project under grant agreement n° 688241.  ... 
doi:10.1080/14606925.2017.1352869 fatcat:lc5unr6l7fhyrobxsiomylcfi4

Supporting Custom Quality Models to Analyse and Compare Open-Source Software

Davide di Ruscio, Dimitrios S. Kolovos, Yannis Korkontzelos, Nicholas Matragkas, Jurgen Vinju
2016 2016 10th International Conference on the Quality of Information and Communications Technology (QUATIC)  
Deciding whether an open source software (OSS) meets the required standards for adoption in terms of quality, maturity, activity of development and user support is not a straightforward process.  ...  OSSMETER extends state-of-the-art techniques in the field of automated analysis and measurement of open-source software (OSS), and develops a platform that supports decision makers in the process of discovering  ...  The Qualipso project 10 analysed many OSS projects in order to identify typical roles (e.g., user, maintainer, and developer), information sources (e.g., help documents, release notes, and source code  ... 
doi:10.1109/quatic.2016.026 dblp:conf/quatic/RuscioKKMV16 fatcat:nt2zqr6uorfzjesmtlfuhwvr4i

Which contributions count? Analysis of attribution in open source [article]

Jean-Gabriel Young, Amanda Casari, Katie McLaughlin, Milo Z. Trujillo, Laurent Hébert-Dufresne, James P. Bagrow
2021 arXiv   pre-print
map onto codebases as the measure of contribution.  ...  We analyze the life cycle of projects through this model's lens and contrast its representation of contributorship with the picture given by other methods of acknowledgment, including GitHub's top committers  ...  Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of Google Open Source.  ... 
arXiv:2103.11007v1 fatcat:5cefkpbconclpmdcmsn3iaoqea
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