Sampling in Open Source Software Development: The case for using the Debian GNU/Linux Distribution

by Sebastian Spaeth, Matthias Stuermer, Stefan Haefliger, Georg von Krogh, ETH Zurich

Abstract/Summary

Research on open source (OS) projects often focuses on the ?SourceForge collaboration platform. We argue that a GNU/Linux distribution, such as Debian, is better suited for the sampling of projects because it avoids biases and contains unique information only available in an integrated environment. Especially research on the reuse of components can build on dependency information inherent in the Debian GNU/Linux package tracking system.

References

Working draft, accepted paper for HICSS 2007

http://stuermer.ch/blog/documents/SpaethStuermerHaefligerVonKrogh_2006.pdf

IEEExplore (PDF)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2007.471

Citation

Sebastian Spaeth; Matthias Stuermer; Stefan Haefliger; Georg von Krogh; "Sampling in Open Source Software Development: The Case for Using the Debian GNU/Linux Distribution," System Sciences, 2007. HICSS 2007. 40th Annual Hawaii International Conference on, pp.166a, Jan. 2007

BIBTeX

@InProceedings{ 
  author={Sebastian Spaeth and Matthias Stuermer and Stefan Haefliger and Georg von Krogh}, 
  booktitle={System Sciences, 2007. HICSS 2007. 40th Annual Hawaii International Conference on},
  title={Sampling in Open Source Software Development: The Case for Using the Debian GNU/Linux Distribution}, 
  year={2007}, 
  month={jan. }, 
  pages={166a}, 
  keywords={Debian GNU/Linux distribution;Debian GNU/Linux packaging system;OSS research;
            SourceForge collaboration platform;open source software development projects;
            sampling methods;Linux;project management;public domain software;
            sampling methods;software packages;}, 
  doi={10.1109/HICSS.2007.471}, 
  ISSN={1530-1605},
}      

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