Forging A Community – Not: Experiences On Establishing An Open Source Project

TitleForging A Community – Not: Experiences On Establishing An Open Source Project
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsJärvensivu, J, Mikkonen, T
Secondary TitleOSS2008: Open Source Development, Communities and Quality (IFIP 2.13)
Pagination15 - 27
Date Published2008///
ISSN Number978-0-387-09683-4

Open source has recently become a practical and advocated fashion to develop, integrate, and license software. As a consequence, open source communities that commonly perform the development work are becoming important in the practice of software engineering. A community that is lively can often produce high-quality systems that continuously grow in terms of features, whereas communities that do not gain interest will inevitably perish. Despite their newly established central role, creation, organization, and management of such communities have not yet been widely studied from the viewpoint of software engineering practices. In this paper, we discuss experiences gained in the scope of Laika, an open source project established to develop an integrated software development environment for developing applications that run in Linux based mobile devices.

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