Social dynamics of FLOSS team communication across channels

TitleSocial dynamics of FLOSS team communication across channels
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference2008
AuthorsWiggins, A, Howison, J, Crowston, K
Conference NameFourth International Conference on Open Source Software
Series TitleIFIP International Federation for Information Processing
Date Published07/2008
PublisherSpringer Boston
Conference LocationMilant, Italy

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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