Browsing All posts tagged under »PhD«

An Open Source Eco-System?

September 6, 2010

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To summarise the prior writings from my doctoral thesis: I’ve shown how there are both notable differences and similarities between certain measures of FLOSS repositories (such as number of contributors attracted, rate of contributions, complexity control work, etc.) The pattern of similarities and differences that emerged clearly differentiated one group (containing Debian, GNOME, and KDE) […]

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 Life Update

October 28, 2009

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I seem to have fallen off the blogosphere in the past few weeks. There is good reason for this I assure you. Firstly, I had been busy preparing for my viva voce, the oral defence of my PhD thesis and the last hurdle to completion. I am happy to say that I was passed, I […]