Measuring open source software impact

Vinod K. Ahuja, Matt Germonprez

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Abstract

Open source software foundations and communities often want to know the impact of their software. This impact can be understood in a variety of ways and in this paper we explore impact through the interdependencies of open source software. In this, open source software is dependent on components created upstream and open source software is used in components downstream - impact within an open source supply chain. This paper proposes an index (called the V-index) through which impact of an open source software, as used in downstream components, can be measured. This index is developed using the open database libraires.io, which provides the dependencies of open source software distributed through various package managers. The proposed index helps measure the impact of an open source software as part of its use within an open source supply chain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmericas Conference on Information Systems 2018
Subtitle of host publicationDigital Disruption, AMCIS 2018
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems
ISBN (Print)9780996683166
StatePublished - 2018
Event24th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2018: Digital Disruption, AMCIS 2018 - New Orleans, United States
Duration: Aug 16 2018Aug 18 2018

Publication series

NameAmericas Conference on Information Systems 2018: Digital Disruption, AMCIS 2018

Other

Other24th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2018: Digital Disruption, AMCIS 2018
CountryUnited States
CityNew Orleans
Period8/16/188/18/18

Keywords

  • Open source software impact
  • Software dependencies
  • V-index

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems

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    Ahuja, V. K., & Germonprez, M. (2018). Measuring open source software impact. In Americas Conference on Information Systems 2018: Digital Disruption, AMCIS 2018 (Americas Conference on Information Systems 2018: Digital Disruption, AMCIS 2018). Association for Information Systems.