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Project Title

Characteristics of Open Source Software


Lina Zhou, UMBC

Dongsong Zhang, UMBC

Kawin Ngamkajornwiwat, UMBC

Project Abstract

The objectives of the research project are to:

1.) Investigate the relationship between the characteristics of Open Source Software (OSS) development community and the evolution of OSS.

2.) Identify behavioral patterns that are suggestive of the status of the OSS community.

3.) Develop metrics for the success of the OSS community.