How do free/open source developers pick their tools?: A Delphi study of the Debian project

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dc.contributor.author Krafft, Martin F.
dc.contributor.author Stol, Klaas-Jan
dc.contributor.author Fitzgerald, Brian
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-24T10:59:34Z
dc.date.available 2018-10-24T10:59:34Z
dc.date.issued 2016-05
dc.identifier.citation Krafft, M. F., Stol, K.-J. and Fitzgerald, B. (2016) 'How do free/open source developers pick their tools?: a Delphi study of the Debian project', ICSE '16: Proceedings of the 38th International Conference on Software Engineering Companion, Austin, Texas, 14-22 May, 2889248: ACM, pp. 232-241. doi: 10.1145/2889160.2889248 en
dc.identifier.startpage 232 en
dc.identifier.endpage 241 en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-4503-4205-6
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/7040
dc.identifier.doi 10.1145/2889160.2889248
dc.description.abstract Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) has come to play a critical role in the global software industry. Organizations are widely adopting FOSS and interacting with open source communities, and hence organizations have a considerable interest in seeing these communities flourishing. Little research has focused on the tools used to develop that software. Given the absence of formal mandate that would appear in traditional organizations, an open question is what influences a FOSS contributor's decision to adopt a tool and how workflows get established in FOSS teams. In this paper we report on a Delphi study conducted in the Debian Project, one of the largest FOSS projects. Drawing from data collected in three phases from a panel of 21 carefully selected and well-informed participants, we identified 15 factors that affect decisions to adopt tools and relate those to existing models of innovation and diffusion. en
dc.description.sponsorship Irish Research Council (New Foundations 2014); Enterprise Ireland (IR/2013/0021 to SCALARE) en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) en
dc.relation.ispartof 38th International Conference on Software Engineering
dc.relation.uri https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2889248
dc.rights © ACM, 2016. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of ACM for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in ICSE '16 Proceedings of the 38th International Conference on Software Engineering Companion , pp. 232-241, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2889160.2889248 en
dc.subject Free/open source software en
dc.subject Tools en
dc.subject Delphi study en
dc.subject Qualitative study en
dc.subject Software engineering en
dc.subject Software maintenance tools en
dc.subject Collaboration in software development en
dc.title How do free/open source developers pick their tools?: A Delphi study of the Debian project en
dc.type Conference item en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Klaas-Jan Stol, Computer Science, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: k.stol@ucc.ie en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.date.updated 2018-10-03T20:51:24Z
dc.description.version Published Version en
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dc.contributor.funder Science Foundation Ireland en
dc.contributor.funder Irish Research Council en
dc.contributor.funder Enterprise ireland en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.internal.copyrightchecked No !!CORA!! en
dc.internal.licenseacceptance Yes en
dc.internal.conferencelocation Austin, Texas en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress k.stol@ucc.ie en
dc.relation.project info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/SFI/SFI Research Centres/13/RC/2094/IE/Lero - the Irish Software Research Centre/ en


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