Reclassifying success and tragedy in FLOSS projects

Andrea Wiggins, Kevin G Crowston

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Abstract

This paper presents the results of a replication of English & Schweik's 2007 paper classifying FLOSS projects according to their stage of growth and indicators of success. We recreated their analysis using a comparable data set from 2006. We also expanded upon the original results by analyzing data from an additional point in time and by applying different criteria for evaluating the rate of new software releases for sustainability of project activity. We discuss the points of convergence and divergence from the original work from these extensions of the classification and their implications for studying FLOSS development using archival data. The paper contributes new analysis of operationalizing success in FLOSS projects, with discussion of implications of the findings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Pages294-307
Number of pages14
Volume319 AICT
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Event6th International IFIP WG 2.13 Conference on Open Source Systems, OSS 2010 - Notre Dame, IN, United States
Duration: May 30 2010Jun 2 2010

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Volume319 AICT
ISSN (Print)18684238

Other

Other6th International IFIP WG 2.13 Conference on Open Source Systems, OSS 2010
CountryUnited States
CityNotre Dame, IN
Period5/30/106/2/10

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  • Information Systems and Management

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Wiggins, A., & Crowston, K. G. (2010). Reclassifying success and tragedy in FLOSS projects. In IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology (Vol. 319 AICT, pp. 294-307). (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology; Vol. 319 AICT). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-13244-5_23