Information Management as an Explicit Role in OSS projects: A Case Study

Christopher Oezbek, Robert Schuster, and Lutz Prechelt— 2008

Globally distributed teams of volunteers and electronic means of communication are at the core of Open Source Software development. To aid projects in managing their information, we defined a light-weight, role-based process improvement and observed its use in a longitudinal case study. Results gathered by mailing-list analysis give insights into the different types of information managed and their relative importance: While technical content such as how-tos and to-dos is most frequent, the amount of information regarding decision making is surprisingly low.

TitelInformation Management as an Explicit Role in OSS projects: A Case Study
VerfasserChristopher Oezbek, Robert Schuster, and Lutz Prechelt
VerlagFreie Universität Berlin, Institute of Computer Science
OrtTakustr. 9, 14195 Berlin, Germany
Datum200804
KennungB-08-05
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Spracheeng
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