Conklin M. (2007) Project Entity Matching across FLOSS Repositories. In: Feller J., Fitzgerald B., Scacchi W., Sillitti A. (eds) Open Source Development, Adoption and Innovation. OSS 2007. IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing, vol 234. Springer, Boston, MA
Much of the data about free, libre, and open source (FLOSS) software development comes from studies of code repositories used for managing projects. This paper presents a method for integrating data about open source projects by way of matching projects (entities) and deleting duplicates across multiple code repositories. After a review of the relevant literature, a few of the methods are chosen and applied to the FLOSS domain, including a simple scoring system for confidence in pairwise project matches. Finally, the paper describes limitations of this approach and recommendations for future work.