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dc.contributor.authorRainer, A.
dc.contributor.authorGale, S.
dc.date.accessioned2008-06-10T10:03:15Z
dc.date.available2008-06-10T10:03:15Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.identifier.citationRainer , A & Gale , S 2005 , Evaluating the Quality and Quantity of Data on Open Source Software Projects . in Procs 1st Int Conf on Open Source Software . pp. 29-36 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 1910886
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: ecc3a9bb-76cd-491c-a44e-d847ab050d4b
dc.identifier.otherdspace: 2299/2076
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84872977924
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/2076
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, we provide a preliminary evaluation of the quality and quantity of data on open source (OS) projects, provided at the SourceForge.net portal. We have derived a dataset of approximately 50000 projects from SourceForge. Using several indicators of project activity, we identify two samples from the entire dataset: the most active OS projects (a total of 456 projects, ~0.9% of the entire dataset), and those projects with active code development (5826 projects, ~11.6%). The number of projects that are active across all of our main indicators of activity account for less than 1% of the projects on the portal. This suggests that many OS projects being registered--on SourceForge are impulse projects, which do not gather sufficient interest from developers or users to activate those projects and make them successful . It also suggests that researchers, developers and users should be careful about how they use OS portals.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofProcs 1st Int Conf on Open Source Software
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dc.titleEvaluating the Quality and Quantity of Data on Open Source Software Projectsen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Computer Science
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Computer Science and Informatics Research
dc.contributor.institutionScience & Technology Research Institute
dc.relation.schoolSchool of Computer Science
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