Volunteer Management in Open Source Communities

TitleVolunteer Management in Open Source Communities
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsBarcomb, A
Secondary TitleOpenSym 2015, the 11th International Symposium on Open Collaboration
Date Published08/2015

Open source community management is largely ad-hoc and
relies on practitioner guides. Yet there is a great deal of information
about volunteer management in the general volunteering
literature, open source literature and general volunteering
guides which could be relevant to open source communities
if it were categorized and validated. Bringing these
different sources of information together also reveals gaps in
our understanding of volunteer management in open source
which I hope to address.

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