Sampling in Open Source Software Development: The case for using the Debian GNUILinux Distribution

Spaeth, Sebastian; Stürmer, Matthias; Haefliger, Stefan; von Krogh, Georg (3 January 2007). Sampling in Open Source Software Development: The case for using the Debian GNUILinux Distribution. In: 40th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Proceedings. Hawaii. 03.-06.01.2007.

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Research on open source software (OSS) projects often focuses on the SourceForge collaboration platform. We argue that a GNU/Linwr distribution, such as Debian, is better suited for the sampling ofprojects because it avoids biases and contains unique information only available in an integrated environment. Especially research on the reuse of components can build on dependency information inherent in the Debian GNU/Linux packaging system. This paper therefore contributes to the practice of sampling methods in OSS research and provides empirical data on reuse dependencies in Debian.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Department of Business Management > Institute of Information Systems > Information Management
03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Department of Business Management > Institute of Information Systems

UniBE Contributor:

Stürmer, Matthias

Subjects:

000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
600 Technology > 650 Management & public relations
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 330 Economics

Language:

English

Submitter:

Alexandra Barden

Date Deposited:

27 Jan 2016 09:08

Last Modified:

19 Apr 2018 10:23

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.75050

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/75050

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