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Applying Centrality Measures to the Behavior Analysis of Developers in Open Source Software Community

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3 Author(s)
Peng He ; State Key Lab. of Softw. Eng., Wuhan Univ., Wuhan, China ; Bing Li ; Yuan Huang

In this paper, we firstly create developer networks by affiliation between projects and developers, and then, with respect to social network analysis, take an approach to empirically study the new developers' behavior and the relationship with the centrality measures. We find that most of new developers choose to cooperate with each other initially, but more collaboration are established between new developers and existing developers, and more new collaboration are developed between existing developers who have never collaborated with each other than those have collaborated before. In addition we suggest that new developers prior to cooperate with high between ness centrality or degree centrality and then closeness centrality, discuss that centrality measures can use to guide the preferential collaboration of OSS community.

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Cloud and Green Computing (CGC), 2012 Second International Conference on

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1-3 Nov. 2012