Open Source Software: New Horizons

Volume 319 of the series IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology pp 342-347

BULB: Onion-Based Measuring of OSS Communities

  • Terhi KilamoAffiliated withTampere University of Technology
  • , Timo AaltonenAffiliated withTampere University of Technology
  • , Teemu J. HeinimäkiAffiliated withTampere University of Technology


Up to date information on the associated developer community plays a key role when a company working with open source software makes business decisions. Although methods for getting such information have been developed, decisions are often based on scarce information. In this paper a measuring model for open source communities, BULB, is introduced. BULB provides a way of collecting relevant information and relates it to the well-known onion model of open source communities.