2007 40th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS'07) (2007)
Big Island, Hawaii
Jan. 3, 2007 to Jan. 6, 2007
Sebastian Spaeth , ETH Zurich
Matthias Stuermer , ETH Zurich
Stefan Haefliger , ETH Zurich
Georg von Krogh , ETH Zurich
Research on open source software (OSS) projects often focuses on the SourceForge collaboration platform. We argue that a GNU/Linwr distribution, such as Debian, is better suited for the sampling ofprojects because it avoids biases and contains unique information only available in an integrated environment. Especially research on the reuse of components can build on dependency information inherent in the Debian GNU/Linux packaging system. This paper therefore contributes to the practice of sampling methods in OSS research and provides empirical data on reuse dependencies in Debian.
S. Spaeth, M. Stuermer, S. Haefliger and G. von Krogh, "Sampling in Open Source Software Development: The Case for Using the Debian GNU/Linux Distribution," 2007 40th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS'07)(HICSS), Big Island, Hawaii, 2007, pp. 166a.