Supporting management of hybrid OSS communities - A stakeholder analysis approach

Hanna Mäenpää*, Tero Kojo, Myriam Munezero, Fabian Fagerholm, Terhi Kilamo, Mikko Nurminen, Tomi Männistö

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In Hybrid Open Source Software projects, independent and commercially oriented stakeholders collaborate using freely accessible tools and development processes. Here, contributors can enter and leave the community flexibly, which poses a challenge for community managers in ensuring the sustainability of the community. This short paper reports initial results from an industrial case study of the “Qt” Open Source Software project.We present a visual stakeholder analysis approach, building on data from the three systems that provide for the Qt project’s complete software development workflow. This overview, augmented with information about the stakeholders’ organizational affiliations, proved to help the project’s community manager in finding potential for encouraging contributors and to identify issues that can potentially be detrimental for the community.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProduct-Focused Software Process Improvement - 17th International Conference, PROFES 2016, Proceedings
EditorsSousuke Amasaki, Tommi Mikkonen, Michael Felderer, Pekka Abrahamsson, Anh Nguyen Duc, Andreas Jedlitschka
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement - Trondheim, Norway
Duration: 22 Nov 201624 Nov 2016
Conference number: 17

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10027 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


ConferenceInternational Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement
Abbreviated titlePROFES


  • Community management
  • Hybrid open source
  • Stakeholder identification

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