Browsing All posts tagged under »metrics«

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. […]

A Glimpse of the Academic Future?

January 22, 2010

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Is this the future of how academic publications will be evaluated in the future? http://article-level-metrics.plos.org/ A technical solution powered by open access and spontaneous collaborative efforts, which reduces the focus from the containing journal/proceedings down to the more important thing: the article itself. Could this approach even remove the need for a journal in the […]

Techniques for Selection

November 5, 2009

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As we have seen before, this figure shows the stages of a typical approach to a post-hoc study of FLOSS, like a digital archaeologist. The figure shows a series of stages, each of which includes some number of steps, and yields some outcomes. Each outcome may or may not feed into the following stage. In […]

The Six-Way Epic: Digging Further into FLOSS Repositories

September 1, 2009

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Not too long ago, I announced the publishing of my first journal article co-authored with Andrea Capiluppi and Cornelia Boldyreff. My mother was very proud — even if she did not understand a single word of it. I will give a brief summary of the article in this post, and if I succeed in whetting […]

CSMR – Day 2

March 26, 2009

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CSMR 2009 soldiers on. Today’s keynote was delivered by Tibor Gyimothy which looked at software metrics from the developer’s point of view. He presented the results of a study where developers were surveyed for their opinions on various metrics. The developers were divided based upon such attributes as experience, platform knowledge (Java, C/C++, C#, SQL), […]

Journal Publication Confirmed

March 25, 2009

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Excellent. The journal publication I co-authored with Andrea Capiluppi and Cornelia Boldyreff (“Identifying exogenous drivers and evolutionary stages in FLOSS projects”) has now been confirmed for publication in the May 2009 edition of Journal of Systems and Software. It is currently available online.