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Issue No. 06 - Nov.-Dec. (2014 vol. 31)
ISSN: 0740-7459
pp: 54-61
Fabian Fagerholm , University of Helsinki
Alejandro Sanchez Guinea , University of Helsinki
Jay Borenstein , Stanford University and Facebook
Jurgen Munch , University of Helsinki
In today's world, many companies turn to open source projects as a method to increase productivity and innovation. A major challenge with managing this kind of development is the onboarding of new developers into the virtual teams that drive such projects. There's little guidance on how to initiate new members into such teams and how to overcome the learning curve. This case study on open source software projects shows that mentoring can have a significant impact on onboarding new members into virtual software development teams.
Virtual groups, Open source software, Open systems, Software engineering, Programming, Computer languages, Project management

F. Fagerholm, A. Sanchez Guinea, J. Borenstein and J. Munch, "Onboarding in Open Source Projects," in IEEE Software, vol. 31, no. 6, pp. 54-61, 2014.
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