Social dynamics of FLOSS team communication across channels

Andrea Wiggins, James Howison, Kevin Crowston

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Abstract

This paper extends prior investigation into the social dynamics of free and open source (FLOSS) teams by examining the methodological questions arising from research using social network analysis on open source projects. We evaluate the validity of data sampling by examining dynamics of communication centralization, which vary across multiple communication channels. We also introduce a method for intensity-based smoothing in dynamic social network analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOpen Source Development, Communities and Quality
Subtitle of host publicationIFIP 20th World Computer Congress, Working Group 2.3 on Open Source Software
EditorsBarbara Russo, Giancarlo Succi, Ernesto Damiani, Scott Hissam, Björn Lundell
Pages131-142
Number of pages12
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 29 2008

Publication series

NameIFIP International Federation for Information Processing
Volume275
ISSN (Print)1571-5736

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems and Management

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    Wiggins, A., Howison, J., & Crowston, K. (2008). Social dynamics of FLOSS team communication across channels. In B. Russo, G. Succi, E. Damiani, S. Hissam, & B. Lundell (Eds.), Open Source Development, Communities and Quality: IFIP 20th World Computer Congress, Working Group 2.3 on Open Source Software (pp. 131-142). (IFIP International Federation for Information Processing; Vol. 275). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-09684-1_11