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Towards automatically identifying paid open source developers

Maëlick Claes, Mika Mäntylä, Miikka Kuutila, Umar Farooq
2018 Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Mining Software Repositories - MSR '18  
In this paper, we present an initial step towards predicting paid and unpaid open source development using machine learning and compare our results with automatic techniques used in prior work.  ...  By relying on code source repository meta-data from Mozilla, and manually collected employment status, we built a dataset of the most active developers, both volunteer and hired by Mozilla.  ...  Because of earlier results we obtained studying working hours of Mozilla developers [15, 16] , we believe there are some important differences between paid closed-source, paid open source software and  ... 
doi:10.1145/3196398.3196447 dblp:conf/msr/ClaesMKF08 fatcat:u4a2lro5ufhfvenmfdmneb326e

Identifying Success Factors for the Mozilla Project [chapter]

Robert Viseur
2013 IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology  
The market shares rose again after 2004 with the lighter Firefox browser. We propose a case study covering the period from 1998 to 2012.  ...  The publication of the Netscape source code under free software license and the launch of the Mozilla project constitute a pioneering initiative in the field of free and open source software.  ...  They showed that being paid to contribute is associated with a higher level of contribution on the source code.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-38928-3_4 fatcat:kic6d3omvzedzakvlinsnjxube

Do programmers work at night or during the weekend?

Maëlick Claes, Mika V. Mäntylä, Miikka Kuutila, Bram Adams
2018 Proceedings of the 40th International Conference on Software Engineering - ICSE '18  
To this aim, we perform the first large-scale study of software engineers' working hours by investigating the time stamps of commit activities of 86 large open source software projects, both containing  ...  In the Firefox case study, we found that hired developers work more during office hours while seniority, either in terms of number of commits or job status, did not impact working hours.  ...  The Mozilla Foundation is known for Firefox, which makes an interesting case study as the core software engineers are paid to develop it.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3180155.3180193 dblp:conf/icse/ClaesMKA18 fatcat:lfobbaxezfcylnyfldzjl2o3we

Bug-Patching for Mozilla's Firefox

Jean-Michel Dalle, Matthijs L. den Besten, Héla Masmoudi, Paul A. David
2008 Social Science Research Network  
The case study of the Mozilla project is focused on the organization of quality control and quality assurance in a distributed innovation environment, and focuses on the coordination of the detection and  ...  is particularly critical for the success of the characteristic distributed production mode found in projects that are developing "free" (in the sense of libre) and open source software systems.  ...  Therefore, what we are able to learn from this case study should be of practical interest from a variety of viewpoints: • First of all, the participants in open source development project themselves may  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.1112811 fatcat:nr5l5ihrgvazfazihglb3sbmle

A scoping review of digital open badge ecosystems in relation to resource-constrained environments

Preia Motheeram, Marlien Herselman, Adele Botha
2018 The Journal for Transdisciplinary Research in Southern Africa  
From the 1608 studies identified, 41 were considered relevant for inclusion criteria and thus included in a final sample. Some relevant websites and the so-called grey literature were included.  ...  Further subcategories were identified which include the notion of digital badges (n = 35) and open digital badges (n = 18), elements of a digital open badge ecosystem (n = 27) and reported implementations  ...  The purpose of this article is to present the breadth of available research literature and describe the nature, extent and current understanding of digital open badge ecosystems.  ... 
doi:10.4102/td.v14i1.463 fatcat:shyazpganjaodehuvnsbycuhwy

The Impact of Automatic Crash Reports on Bug Triaging and Development in Mozilla

Iftekhar Ahmed, Nitin Mohan, Carlos Jensen
2014 Proceedings of The International Symposium on Open Collaboration - OpenSym '14  
Free/Open Source Software projects often rely on users submitting bug reports.  ...  Feedback from developers shows that despite some problems, these systems are valuable. We conclude with a discussion of the pros and cons of automatic crash reporting systems.  ...  INTRODUCTION Free/Open Source Software (FOSS) projects often follow different development practices than traditional closed source projects.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2641580.2641585 dblp:conf/wikis/AhmedMJ14 fatcat:ly2rwnur7bhmhbea2sldn4odlq

An Entropy Evaluation Approach for Triaging Field Crashes: A Case Study of Mozilla Firefox

Foutse Khomh, Brian Chan, Ying Zou, Ahmed E. Hassan
2011 2011 18th Working Conference on Reverse Engineering  
Developers and managers could use such a technique to prioritize crashtypes during triage, to estimate developer workloads, and to decide which crash-types patches should be included in a next release.  ...  A group of similar crash reports represents a crash-type. The triaging of crash-types is critical to shorten the development and maintenance process.  ...  Firefox is a free and open source web browser from the Mozilla Application Suite, managed by Mozilla Corporation.  ... 
doi:10.1109/wcre.2011.39 dblp:conf/wcre/KhomhCZH11 fatcat:m3qlg5keuvgftm4guoomklxx6u

Uncovering the Periphery: A Qualitative Survey of Episodic Volunteering in Free/Libre and Open Source Software Communities

Ann Barcomb, Andreas Kaufmann, Dirk Riehle, Klaas-Jan Stol, Brian Fitzgerald
2018 IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering  
Index Terms-Community management, episodic volunteering, free software, open source software, peripheral developer A. Barcomb is with the Open  ...  Previous FLOSS research has focused on the Onion model, differentiating core and peripheral developers, with the latter considered as a homogeneous group.  ...  In such cases, a person's identify becomes linked with the community, and people identify as being part of the community [109] , [110] .  ... 
doi:10.1109/tse.2018.2872713 fatcat:6bdo3bmasffkvkjbwrrwri5mty

Managing a Remote Workforce: Proven Practices from Successful Leaders & Companies around the world

Tahir Saeed Jagirani
2018 Zenodo  
The study found that remote workforce is a more comfortable option for both employees and employers and it can bring more productivity for the companies if the workforce is effectively managed under the  ...  The aim of this research is to evaluate the proven practices of managing a remote workforce from successful leaders and companies around the world.  ...  Sea Monkey Internet suite, and the Mozilla Thunderbird email client by a global community of open-source developers, some of whom are employed by the corporation itself.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3490056 fatcat:cnarsoegazc25kvjslfhci2rxm

Technology Standardization for Innovation: How Google Leverages an Open Digital Platform

Yoshiaki Fukami, Takumi Shimizu
2021 Information  
We conducted a case study of information technology (IT) standardization and analysed how Google drives the development and diffusion of HTML5 standards.  ...  The aim of this study is to investigate firms' strategies for developing and diffusing technology standards while maintaining a consensus with competitors in their industry.  ...  Conflicts of Interest: There is no conflict of interest regarding this study.  ... 
doi:10.3390/info12110441 fatcat:5pchpawstjdibgn2xcxtqylphm

A Survey of Software Foundations in Open Source [article]

Javier Luis Cánovas Izquierdo, Jordi Cabot
2020 arXiv   pre-print
In this paper we perform a study on the role of foundations in OSS development.  ...  A number of software foundations have been created as legal instruments to better articulate the structure, collaboration and financial model of Open Source Software (OSS) projects.  ...  RQ4 and RQ5 take the international, independent and transparent foundations devoted to develop open source projects identified in RQ1, RQ2 and RQ3 to perform a deeper study.  ... 
arXiv:2005.10063v1 fatcat:jhjmzf7iwbcx5f56edbcc5p73a

The Usability of Open Source Software

David Nichols, Michael Twidale
2003 First Monday  
Open source communities have successfully developed a great deal of software although most computer users only use proprietary applications.  ...  In this paper we review the existing evidence of the usability of open source software and discuss how the characteristics of open source development influence usability.  ...  However, they may be even more appropriate for open source development in that they map well on to the strengths of a volunteer developer community with open discussion.  ... 
doi:10.5210/fm.v8i1.1018 fatcat:tnkbhujbmvex5gs5j2wwoejtzm

Understanding the impact of rapid releases on software quality

Foutse Khomh, Bram Adams, Tejinder Dhaliwal, Ying Zou
2014 Empirical Software Engineering  
Overall, our case study suggests that a clear release engineering process with thorough automation is one of the major challenges when switching to rapid releases.  ...  developers to identify potential changes in the development process.  ...  Acknowledgment We would like to thank the two Mozilla QA engineers who provided feedback on our findings.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10664-014-9308-x fatcat:ot5rmqrkabfdjjkxcdz2ycsu6m

Challenges of open innovation: the paradox of firm investment in open-source software

Joel West, Scott Gallagher
2006 R & D Management  
Firms involved in open source software often make investments that will be shared with real and potential rivals.  ...  We identify three fundamental challenges for firms in applying the concept of open innovation: finding creative ways to exploit internal innovation, incorporating external innovation into internal development  ...  Two highly visible open source examples are the Open Source Development Labs, and the Mozilla project.  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1467-9310.2006.00436.x fatcat:nrvn46drbzclhph3r5igdygkeq

Governance of open source software: state of the art

Paul B. de Laat
2007 Journal of Management and Governance  
In this overview of governance mechanisms developed within open source software (OSS) circles, three types of governance are studied: 'spontaneous' governance, internal governance, and governance towards  ...  Phase three: governance towards outside parties A third type of OSS studies called attention to tendencies towards increasing institutionalization.  ...  As for 'corporate open source networks', relations with the founder firm are an important variable.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10997-007-9022-9 fatcat:3thy5eyj4bbrfmboikkplyyk6q
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