Information management as an explicit role in OSS projects
Oezbek, Christopher ;  Schuster, Robert ;  Prechelt, Lutz ;  Universität <Berlin, Freie Universität> / Fachbereich Mathematik und Informatik

Main titleInformation management as an explicit role in OSS projects
Subtitlea case study
AuthorOezbek, Christopher
AuthorSchuster, Robert
AuthorPrechelt, Lutz
InstitutionUniversität <Berlin, Freie Universität> / Fachbereich Mathematik und Informatik
No. of Pages10 S.
Series Freie Universität Berlin, Fachbereich Mathematik und Informatik : Ser. B, Informatik ; [20]08,05
Keywordsopen source, information management, process improvement
Classification (DDC)000 Computer science, information, and general works
AbstractGlobally distributed teams of volunteers and communication by electronic means are at the core of Open Source Software development. To help projects in managing their information, we defined a light-weight, role-based process improvement and observed its use in a longitudinal case study. Results gathered by mailing-list analysis give insights into the different types of information managed and their relative importance: While technical content such as how-tos and to-dos is most frequent, the amount of information regarding decision making is surprisingly low.
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FU DepartmentDepartment of Mathematics and Computer Science
Other affiliation(s)Institut für Informatik
Year of publication2008
Type of documentWorking paper
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