Applying the Submission Multiple Tier (SMT) Matrix to Detect Impact on Developer Interest on Open Source Project Survivability
There is a significant relationship between project activity and developer interest on Open Source (OS) projects. Total project activity submission count number can be an indicator for gauging developer interest. The higher the project activity submission of a project is, the larger developer interest in a project. My paper proposed that applying a Submission Multiple Tier (SMT) matrix can detect the impact of developer interest on project activity. Results showed more volume of OS projects with low project activity than high. Activity submission results also showed that developers are more likely to review than correct projects, with the first priority to find and fix bugs. Further research is needed to determine the impact of project activity type on developer motivation to contribute, participate and support OS projects.
- 1.Hars, A., Ou, S.: Working for free? – motivations of participating in open source projects. In: Proceedings of the 34th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences (2001)Google Scholar
- 5.Chen, S.: Determinants of survival of open source software: An empirical study. Academy of Information and Management Sciences Journal 13(2), 119–128 (2010)Google Scholar
- 7.Choi, N.J., Chengalur-Smith, S.: An exploratory study on the two new trends in open source software: End-users and service. In: Proceedings of the 42nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (2009)Google Scholar
- 8.Wang, J.: Survival factors for free open source software projects: A multi-stage perspective. European Management Journal 30(1), 352–371 (2012)Google Scholar
- 10.Ghapanchi, A.H., Aurum, A.: Competency rallying in electronic markets: Implications for open source project success. Journal of Electronic Markets 22(2), 11–17 (2012)Google Scholar
- 13.Christley, S., Madey, G.: Analysis of Activity in the Open Source Software Development Community. In: Proceedings of the 40th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (2007)Google Scholar