Measuring Perceived Trust in Open Source Software Communities

TitleMeasuring Perceived Trust in Open Source Software Communities
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsSyeed, MMM, Lindman, J, Hammouda, I
Secondary TitleOpen Source Systems: Towards Robust Practices 13th International Conference on Open Source Systems
Series TitleIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Date Published05/2017

We investigate the different aspects of measuring trust in Open Source Software (OSS) communities. In the theoretical part we review seminal works related to trust in OSS development. This investigation provides background to our empirical part where we measure trust in a community (in terms of kudo). Our efforts provide further avenues to develop trust-based measurement tools. These are helpful for academics and practitioners interesting in quantifiable traits of OSS trust.

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