Social Dynamics of FLOSS Team Communication Across Channels

TitleSocial Dynamics of FLOSS Team Communication Across Channels
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsWiggins, A, Howison, J, Crowston, K
Secondary TitleOSS2008: Open Source Development, Communities and Quality (IFIP 2.13)
Pagination131 - 142
Date Published2008///
ISSN Number978-0-387-09683-4

This paper extends prior investigation into the social dynamics of free and open source (FLOSS) teams by examining the methodological questions arising from research using social network analysis on open source projects. We evaluate the validity of data sampling by examining dynamics of communication centralization, which vary across multiple communication channels. We also introduce a method for intensity-based smoothing in dynamic social network analysis.

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