Introducing Innovations into Open Source projects

This page provides access to all documents resulting from the thesis "Introducing Innovations into Open Source Projects" by Christopher Oezbek.

Innovator's Guide

This guide should help everybody who is interested in achieving changes in an Open Source project. It is particularly aimed at medium-sized project of 5 to 30 members and complements the dissertation from a practical perspective.

  • The guide can be found in Section 8.3 in the dissertation below.

Publications

  • The dissertation:
    • Christopher Oezbek. Introducing Innovations into Open Source Projects. Submitted to Freie Universität, 2010-08-25. (PDF)

  • On the methodology used in the dissertation and the research goal:
    • Lutz Prechelt, Christopher Oezbek. The search for a research method for studying OSS process innovation. Accepted for publication in Special Issue on Qualitative Research in Software Engineering of the Empirical Software Engineering Journal.
    • Christopher Oezbek, Lutz Prechelt. On Understanding How to Introduce an Innovation to an Open Source Project. Proceedings of the 29th International Conference on Software Engineering Workshops (ICSEW '07), IEEE Computer Society, Minneapolis, MN, May 20-26, 2007 - Presented at 1st International Workshop on Emerging Trends in FLOSS Research and Development, Minneapolis, May 20-26). (PDF, slides) A reprint of this article appeared in UPGRADE, The European Journal for the Informatics Professional 8(6):40-44, December 2007.
    • Christopher Oezbek. Introducing Software Engineering Innovations in Open Source Projects. In Software Engineering 2007 - Beiträge zu den Workshops, Gesellschaft für Informatik, Hamburg, Germany, March 27, 2007. (PDF)
    • Christopher Oezbek. Research Ethics for Studying Open Source Projects. In Proceedings of the 4th Research Room @ FOSDEM, Brussels, February 23-24, 2008. (PDF, slides, slides with notes, video of the presentation)

  • Publications on the results:
    • Christopher Oezbek, Florian Thiel. Radicality and the Open Source Development Model. Presented at FLOSS Workshop 2010, 1-2 July, Jena, Germany. (PDF)
    • Christopher Oezbek, Florian Thiel, Lutz Prechelt. The Onion has Cancer: Some Social Network Analysis Visualizations of Open Source Project Communication. Accepted for publication at Emerging Trends in FLOSS Research and Development (FLOSS'2010) co-located with ICSE 2010, May, 2010. (PDF, Slides)
    • Christopher Oezbek. Introducing Automated Regression Testing in Open Source Projects. To appear in P. Ågerfalk et al. (Eds.): Proceedings of the OSS 2010, Notre Dame, IL, IFIP AICT 319, pp. 361--366. IFIP International Federation for Information Processing (2010). (PDF, Slides. A detailed account of this study was published as Christopher Oezbek. Introducing Automated Regression Testing in Open Source Projects. TR-B-10-01, January, 2010. arXiv:1001.0683v1)

  • Technical reports:
    • Christopher Oezbek. Introducing innovations into Open Source projects. Milestone 2. Internal Report, Feburary, 2009. (PDF)
    • Christopher Oezbek, Robert Schuster, Prechelt, L. Information Management as an Explicit Role in OSS projects: A Case Study. Technical Report TR-B-08-05, Freie Universität Berlin, Institut für Informatik, Germany, April 2008. (PDF)
    • Christopher Oezbek. Introducing innovations into Open Source projects. Milestone 1. Internal Report, May 5, 2008. (PDF)

Links

  • GmanDA is the qualitative data analysis software used in this study.
  • Martin F. Krafft has completed his Ph.D. von method diffusion in the Debian project.
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