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Project Title

Success of Open Source Software Projects


Arvind K. Tripathi, University of Washington Business School

Sandeep Krishnamurthy, University of Washington

Project Abstract

This project aims to answer the following question: why some open source projects survive and become successful while many others fail? In other words, why open source projects have such a high failure rate?

This study will investigate the factors determining the success of open source projects by analyzing the time series data and examining the critical factors for survival and success of open source projects.