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Project Title

The Economics of F/OSS Development Collaboration


Christakis Mina, Kyoto University

Kakuya Matsushima, Kyoto University

Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Kyoto University

Project Abstract

Our research aims to investigate the economic behaviors of the participants in F/OSS development. Among others, the project will study the formation and evolution of F/OSS collaboration via social network analysis. We chose to study the F/OSS community at SourceForge because we believe that it is currently the best available representation of an active and thriving F/OSS collaboration community.