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The Five Stages of Open Source Volunteering
Author(s): Riehle D
Editor(s): Li, Wei; Huhns, Michael N.; Tsai, Wei-Tek; Wu, Wenjun
Title edited volumes: Crowdsourcing
Publication year: 2015
Pages range: 25–38
Today’s software systems build on open source software. Thus, we need to understand how to successfully create, nurture, and mature the software development communities of these open source projects. In this article, we review and discuss best practices of the open source volunteering and recruitment process that successful project leaders are using to lead their projects to success. We combine the perspective of the volunteer, looking at a project, with the perspective of a project leader, looking to find additional volunteers for the project. We identify a five-stage process consisting of a connecting, understanding, engaging, performing, and leading stage. The underlying best practices, when applied, significantly increase the chance of an open source project being successful.
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APA: Riehle, D. (2015). The Five Stages of Open Source Volunteering. In Li, Wei; Huhns, Michael N.; Tsai, Wei-Tek; Wu, Wenjun (Eds.), Crowdsourcing (pp. 25–38). Springer-Verlag.
MLA: Riehle, Dirk. "The Five Stages of Open Source Volunteering." Crowdsourcing Ed. Li, Wei; Huhns, Michael N.; Tsai, Wei-Tek; Wu, Wenjun, Springer-Verlag, 2015. 25–38.