GitHub: factors influencing project activity levels

Alshomali, Mohammad Azeez, Hamilton, John R., Holdsworth, Jason, and Tee, SingWhat (2017) GitHub: factors influencing project activity levels. In: Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Electronic Business, pp. 116-124. From: ICEB 2017: 17th International Conference on Electronic Business, 4-8 December 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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Abstract

Open source software projects typically extend the capabilities of their software by incorporating code contributions from a diverse cross-section of developers. This GitHub structural path modelling study captures the current top 100 JavaScript projects in operation for at least one year or more. It draws on three theories (information integration, planned behavior, and social translucence) to help frame its comparative path approach, and to show ways to speed the collaborative development of GitHub OSS projects. It shows a project's activity level increases with: (1) greater responder-group collaborative efforts, (2) increased numbers of major critical project version releases, and (3) the generation of further commits. However, the generation of additional forks negatively impacts overall project activity levels.

Item ID: 53627
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
ISSN: 1683-0040
Date Deposited: 14 May 2018 02:02
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1503 Business and Management > 150307 Innovation and Technology Management @ 50%
08 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 0806 Information Systems > 080699 Information Systems not elsewhere classified @ 50%
SEO Codes: 89 INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SERVICES > 8999 Other Information and Communication Services > 899999 Information and Communication Services not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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