Social dynamics of FLOSS team communication across channels

Publication Type:

Conference Proceedings

Source:

Proceedings of the IFIP 2.13 Working Conference on Open Source Software (OSS), Springer Boston, Milan, Italy, 7-10 September, p.131-142 (2008)

ISBN:

978-0-387-09683-4

Keywords:

FLOSS

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.

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