Uncovering the periphery: a qualitative survey of episodic volunteering in free/libre and open source software communities

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Barcomb, Ann; Kaufmann, Andreas; Riehle, Dirk; Stol, Klaas-Jan; Fitzgerald, Brian;
(2018)
  • Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1109/TSE.2018.2872713
  • Subject: Companies | Lenses | Open source software | Sustainable development | Task analysis | Community management | Episodic volunteering | Free software | Peripheral developer

Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS) communities are composed, in part, of volunteers, many of whom contribute infrequently. However, these infrequent volunteers contribute to the sustainability of FLOSS projects, and should ideally be encouraged to continue part... View more
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