Social Dynamics of FLOSS Team Communication Across Channels

  • Andrea Wiggins
  • James Howison
  • Kevin Crowston
Part of the IFIP – The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 275)

Abstract

This paper extends prior investigation into the social dynamics of free and open source (FLOSS) teams by examining the methodological questions arising from research using social network analysis on open source projects. We evaluate the validity of data sampling by examining dynamics of communication centralization, which vary across multiple communication channels. We also introduce a method for intensity-based smoothing in dynamic social network analysis.

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© International Federation for Information Processing 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrea Wiggins
    • 1
  • James Howison
    • 1
  • Kevin Crowston
    • 1
  1. 1.Syracuse University School of Information StudiesSyracuseUSA

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