Entering an ecosystem: The hybrid OSS landscape from a developer perspective

Hanna Maenpaa, Fabian Fagerholm, Myriam Munezero, Terhi Kilamo, Tommi Mikkonen

Tutkimustuotos: LehtiartikkeliConference articleScientificvertaisarvioitu

1 Sitaatiot (Scopus)

Abstrakti

Hybrid Open Source Software projects are virtual organizations that express characteristics of both static and dynamic behavior. They are choreographed through complex organizational structures that mix centralized governance with distributed community drivenness. While many communities use standard software tools to support their development processes, each community has its own ways of working and invisible power structures that influence how contributions are submitted, how they are verified and how decisions about the long-term direction of the software product are made. Navigating this environment is especially challenging for new developers who need to prove their abilities to gain rights to make contributions. This paper provides a viewpoint on the factors that influence a new developer's perception of the hybrid OSS developer community landscape. We apply an established developmental theory to build an initial model for the developer's context and discuss the model's validation, providing its practical and theoretical implications for building and managing on-line developer communities.

AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
Sivut127-137
Sivumäärä11
JulkaisuCEUR Workshop Proceedings
Vuosikerta2053
TilaJulkaistu - 29 marraskuuta 2017
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisuussa
TapahtumaInternational Workshop on Software Ecosystems - Espoo, Suomi
Kesto: 29 marraskuuta 201729 marraskuuta 2017
Konferenssinumero: 9

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