Does Contributor Characteristics Influence Future Participation? A Case Study on Google Chromium Issue Tracking System

  • Ayushi Rastogi
  • Ashish Sureka
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 427)


Understanding and measuring factors influencing future participation is relevant to organizations. This information is useful for planning and strategic decision-making. In this work, we measure contributor characteristics and compute attrition to investigate their relationship by mining Issue Tracking System. We conduct experiments on four year data extracted from Google Chromium Issue Tracking System. Experimental results show that the likelihood of future participation increases with increase in relevance of role in project and level of participation in previous time-interval.


Open Source Software Attrition Rate Software Project Cumulative Score Open Source Software Project 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ayushi Rastogi
    • 1
  • Ashish Sureka
    • 1
  1. 1.Indraprastha Institute of Information TechnologyDelhiIndia

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