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Author: Martínez Torres, María del Rocío
Toral, S. L.
Perales Esteve, Manuel Ángel
Barrero, Federico
Department: Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Administración de Empresas y Comercialización e Investigación de Mercados (Marketing)
Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Ingeniería Electrónica
Date: 2011
Published in: International Conference on Complex, Intelligent, and Software Intensive Systems. Seul, Corea : CISIS
Document type: Presentation
Abstract: Open source software represents a new paradigm of software development based on a subjacent community. It is widely accepted in the literature the layered structure of open source communities, being the core group the most active contributors usually located at the center of the community. The tasks of this group include not only an intense activity in terms of contributions but also to promote participation among the rest of the community members. In this paper, the general role of this group is analyzed by modeling communities as Social Networks and applying Social Network Analysis techniques. Findings related their brokerage activity with open source software success
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