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The Catalyst Effect in FLOSS Repositories

April 26, 2010

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In the course of my PhD studies, I proposed that when a project makes a transition from one repository to another, you could expect to see significant changes to a project’s evolutionary characteristics. Indeed, I covered this in earlier posts, discussing the transition from SourceForge to Debian. Here, we saw that the number of developers […]

Continuing the Empirical Results: Anti-Regressive Work

April 19, 2010

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It has been a while since I wrote about my research into FLOSS, for which there are a few reasons. When last I wrote I was approaching my PhD defence, and for the whole PhD process to come to an end I had to wait until January this year, when my thesis was officially approved. […]

(Not) Going to ICSE

April 9, 2010

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My colleagues and I recently had a paper accepted to the CHASE workshop (Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering) at ICSE 2010. The programme details are now available. ICSE 2010 is in Cape Town, South Africa this year, which makes me all the more sad that I can’t go. The presentation of the paper […]

Libel Reform and Quickie Research on Online Politics

April 9, 2010

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For a mere £200,000, Simon Singh has won the right to free speech. He has won an appeal against the libel action brought against him by the British Chiropractic Association, when Singh pointed out the lack of evidence for their claims. Instead of honouring his right to commit his thoughts to writing and simply countering […]