A Framework for Evaluating Managerial Styles in Open Source Projects

  • Eugenio Capra
  • Anthony I. Wasserman
Part of the IFIP – The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 275)


This paper presents the Software Project Governance Framework (SPGF) for characterizing management of software projects, based on mechanisms used for communication and collaboration, the organizational structure of projects, and testing and quality assurance procedures. The framework was developed and validated from interviews and surveys with leaders of more than 70 commercial and community-based software projects, including both closed and open source projects.


Management of OSS development Working practices Industry contribution Community contribution 

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© International Federation for Information Processing 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Eugenio Capra
    • 1
  • Anthony I. Wasserman
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Electronics and InformationPolitecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly
  2. 2.Center for Open Source InvestigationMountain ViewUSA

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