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Research on Developer Preferential Collaboration in Open-source Software Community

HE Peng, LI Bing, YANG Xi-hui and XIONG Wei   

  • Online:2018-11-14 Published:2018-11-14

Abstract: This paper mainly focused on the analysis of developer’s behavior in open-source community.At first,we ana-lyzed the growth of the number of projects and developers in SourceForge.net community to witness its rapid development.Then,we investigated the quantities of new developers and collaborations in a two months interval,and divided the new collaborations into four categories to explore their differences and then judge the cooperation order among developers.Finally,with respect to the collaboration between new and old members,we further analyzed the relationship between preferential behavior and centrality measures such as degree centrality,betweenness centrality and closeness centrality,the number of projects developed and their roles.The result shows that a new developer will prefer collaborating with those who have great betweenness centrality or degree centrality,because they develop more projects and play important roles.Our work will optimize the development process of collaborative development,and lay a solid foundation to improve the productivity and quality of software.

Key words: Collaborative development,Social networks analysis,Preferential cooperation,Behavior analysis

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