The Commit Size Distribution of Open Source Software

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Details zur Publikation

Autor(en): Arafat O, Riehle D
Titel Sammelwerk: Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS
Verlag: IEEE Press
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2009
Tagungsband: Proceedings of the 42nd Hawaiian International Conference on System Sciences
Seitenbereich: 1-8


Abstract


With the growing economic importance of open source, we need to improve our understanding of how open source software development processes work. The analysis of code contributions to open source projects is an important part of such research. In this paper we analyze the size of code contributions to more than 9,000 open source projects. We review the total distribution and distinguish three categories of code contributions using a size-based heuristic: single focused commits, aggregate team contributions, and repository refactorings. We find that both the overall distribution and the individual categories follow a power law. We also suggest that distinguishing these commit categories by size will benefit future analyses. © 2009 IEEE.



FAU-Autoren / FAU-Herausgeber

Riehle, Dirk Prof. Dr.
Professur für Open Source Software


Zitierweisen

APA:
Arafat, O., & Riehle, D. (2009). The Commit Size Distribution of Open Source Software. In Proceedings of the 42nd Hawaiian International Conference on System Sciences (pp. 1-8). IEEE Press.

MLA:
Arafat, Oliver, and Dirk Riehle. "The Commit Size Distribution of Open Source Software." Proceedings of the HICSS-42, Hawaii IEEE Press, 2009. 1-8.

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