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Slides for All Things Open presentation

I'm presenting today at All Things Open in Raleigh on Why and How Researchers are Studying Open Source. My goal is to show a wide variety of papers (not necessarily the "best" or most oft-cited papers, but a variety of techniques and motivations) in order to give developers a high-level idea of what kind of research is happening with the open source artifacts that they create.

Slides

New schema for IRC data

In my continuing quest to be organized, I've created a new schema to hold just the IRC log data. On the database server (access instructions here), there is a new schema called 'irc' and it includes (for now) Ubuntu logs, Django logs, 7 Apache projects, and the topic lines from Freenode for all channels with 3+ users.

Coming soon: email updates, including Linux Kernel Mailing List (LKML) and more IRC (Wordpress, etc).

Enjoy!

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Freecode is no longer updating

Freecode (formerly Freshmeat), the directory of Free and Open Source Software Projects, is no longer accepting new submissions. As of June 18, their site has this message on top:

The last full scrape of the Freecode RDF files took place in March. The data for the March 2014 Freecode collection is available for download from the FLOSSmole FC data site (or in the MySQL database).

RIP Freecode, nee Freshmeat.

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Last Rubyforge Collection

The last Rubyforge collection happened yesterday. The datasource_id = 12987. All the data is located on our file downloads site, or in the database (ossmole_merged schema, tables prefixed 'rf', use datasource_id=12987 in your SQL queries).

RIP Rubyforge! We have been collecting from there for 10 years. Charts and graphs coming soon.

rubyforge shuts down

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Django IRC data loaded into database

Django is a Python web framework. And of course it is an open source project. I have downloaded the entire collection of IRC logs for this project starting with the first logs from 2011. The logs are split into lines, parsed into fields (message, sender, time, date, etc) are now loaded into ossmole_merged database on our live MySQL server in a table called django_irc.

Each datasource_id represents one day's log file. Right now we have datasource_id 8442-9435.

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New March 2014 data released

Some new forge data has been released collected 04-Mar-2014.

Datasource_id's are as follows:

8079 - freecode
8080 - rubyforge
8081 - objectweb
8082 - savannah
8083 - tigris
8084 - alioth

IRC data:
8085 - 8134: Apache ServiceMix
8135 - 8185: Apache Camel
8186 - 8236: Apache ActiveMQ
8237 - 8287: Apache CXF
8288 - 8338: Apache-Aries
8339 - 8389: Apache Kalumet
8390 - 8440: Apache Karaf

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New Apache project IRC data

Hello moles! Happy January. Here are some fresh new data sources for your mining pleasure:

1. Freenode channel list and topics (all public channels with 3 or more users). The table is called "fn_irc_channels".
2. Apache Activemq IRC logs (one datasource_id per day, one row per message).
3. Apache Aries IRC logs
4. Apache Camel IRC logs
5. Apache CXF IRC logs
6. Apache Karaf IRC logs
7. Apache Kalumet IRC logs
8. Apache Servicemix IRC logs

here is a sample of what the structure looks like for 2-8:

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New Apache People-Roles-Projects data

Hot off the presses! Another update to the Apache people-roles-projects data:

Datasources 1578-1585 have updated information on people working on Apache projects, including committer lists, PMC lists, PMC chairs, etc.

Timezones are also now being collected as well.

This is an update to the original dataset described in the paper "Project Roles in the Apache Software Foundation: A Dataset" (2013), written by yours truly.

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Apache Camel data

We have released several files of Apache Camel IRC log data.

Sources:
originally stored by Dan Kulp
More about Apache Camel

Related Data Sets
Apache Twitter Handles
Apache Project People & Roles

Sample Queries for the IRC data:

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December 2013 data released

December data has been released. We have a few old standbys (fc, rf, ow, sv, al) and some hot fresh data as well.

What is new, you ask? Well, we have some IRC chat log data for the Apache project Camel [1]. A nice new social data set, all parsed and organized into relational database format for you to query.

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