Supporting Management of Hybrid OSS Communities - A Stakeholder Analysis Approach

  • Hanna MäenpääEmail author
  • Tero Kojo
  • Myriam Munezero
  • Fabian Fagerholm
  • Terhi Kilamo
  • Mikko Nurminen
  • Tomi Männistö
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10027)


In Hybrid Open Source Software projects, independent and commercially oriented stakeholders collaborate using freely accessible tools and development processes. Here, contributors can enter and leave the community flexibly, which poses a challenge for community managers in ensuring the sustainability of the community. This short paper reports initial results from an industrial case study of the “Qt” Open Source Software project. We present a visual stakeholder analysis approach, building on data from the three systems that provide for the Qt project’s complete software development workflow. This overview, augmented with information about the stakeholders’ organizational affiliations, proved to help the project’s community manager in finding potential for encouraging contributors and to identify issues that can potentially be detrimental for the community.


Hybrid open source Community management Stakeholder identification 



This research is funded by DIMECC’s Need4Speed program ( and the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation Tekes (


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hanna Mäenpää
    • 1
    Email author
  • Tero Kojo
    • 2
  • Myriam Munezero
    • 1
  • Fabian Fagerholm
    • 1
  • Terhi Kilamo
    • 3
  • Mikko Nurminen
    • 3
  • Tomi Männistö
    • 1
  1. 1.University of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland
  2. 2.The Qt CompanyEspooFinland
  3. 3.Tampere Technical UniversityTampereFinland

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