On the Need for OSS Patch Contribution Tools

TitleOn the Need for OSS Patch Contribution Tools
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsSethanandha, Bhuricha Deen, Massey Bart, and Jones William
Secondary TitleSecond International Workshop on Building Sustainable Open Source Communities (OSCOMM 2010)
Keywordsapache, kanban, patch, patch acceptance, patches

Open Source Software (OSS) projects and systems have become significant parts of the software economy. The sustainability of an OSS project depends largely on community contributions. The patch contribution process is important to OSS projects. Nevertheless, there are several issues negatively impacting patch contribution in mature OSS projects. These issues can be addressed by improving tools to support the patch contribution process.

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