How microblogging networks affect project success of open source software development

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)Not applicablepeer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Pages3178-3186
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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ISSN (Print)1530-1605

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Title46th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2013
PlaceUnited States
CityWailea, Maui, HI
Period7 - 10 January 2013

Abstract

Microblogging as an emerging social media technology is becoming increasingly popular in more and more OSS communities and forms various follower networks. However, the impacts of microblogging follower network on OSS project success are rarely studied. In this study, we adopt a social network perspective to identify and hypothesize that three microblogging network mechanisms will positively affect OSS project success through knowledge sharing, and attracting more skillful and eminent developers. Using longitudinal data from a large online OSS community called Ohloh, we empirically examine the impacts of various factors for these two type of mechanisms on the commercial and technological successes of OSS projects. We found that preferential attachment and structure hole factors are supported, while accumulative advantage factors are partially supported. Our findings may provide insights for OSS stakeholders to effectively manage microblogging techniques for achieving project success. © 2012 IEEE.

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How microblogging networks affect project success of open source software development. / Yang, Xuan; Hu, Daning; Robert, Davison M.

Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. 2013. p. 3178-3186 6480227.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)Not applicablepeer-review