Users of Open Source Software - How do they get help?
|Title||Users of Open Source Software - How do they get help?|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2009|
|Authors||Singh, V., Twidale M. B., and Nichols D. M.|
|Secondary Title||HICSS 2009|
A study was conducted across multiple open source software online technical help communities. This paper presents the types of discussions that occur, the types of questions asked and the type of responses that are given. The implications for socio-technical design are considered, exploring how help requests and discussions can be used to improve future help-giving, documentation and interface and functionality redesign.