Herding in open source software development: An exploratory study

Joohee Choi, Junghong Choi, Jae Yun Moon, Jungpil Hahn, Jinwoo Kim

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Abstract

In spite of the lack of organizational control, a large number of these self-organized groups have successfully developed high quality software in open source software projects. We examined the process through which coordinated action emerges from the collection of individual developers' choices, i.e., how bottom-up coordination occurs and argue that developer herding on a social coding platform may have a positive impact on OSSD outcomes. As an exploratory study, we analyzed the participation patterns in 10 randomly sampled OSSD projects on a social open source code foundry, Github. Based on the findings we generate theoretical propositions regarding developer herding behavior in OSSD.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCSCW 2013 - Proceedings of the 2013 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work Companion
Pages129-133
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Mar 18
Event2013 2nd ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work Companion, CSCW 2013 - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: 2013 Feb 232013 Feb 27

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW

Other

Other2013 2nd ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work Companion, CSCW 2013
CountryUnited States
CitySan Antonio, TX
Period13/2/2313/2/27

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Choi, J., Choi, J., Moon, J. Y., Hahn, J., & Kim, J. (2013). Herding in open source software development: An exploratory study. In CSCW 2013 - Proceedings of the 2013 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work Companion (pp. 129-133). (Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW). https://doi.org/10.1145/2441955.2441989