Social dynamics of FLOSS team communication across channels

Andrea Wiggins, James Howison, Kevin Crowston

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20 Scopus citations


This paper extends prior investigation into the social dynamics of free and open source (FLOSS) teams by examining the methodological questions arising from research using social network analysis on open source projects. We evaluate the validity of data sampling by examining dynamics of communication centralization, which vary across multiple communication channels. We also introduce a method for intensity-based smoothing in dynamic social network analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOpen Source Development, Communities and Quality
Subtitle of host publicationIFIP 20th World Computer Congress, Working Group 2.3 on Open Source Software
EditorsBarbara Russo, Giancarlo Succi, Ernesto Damiani, Scott Hissam, Björn Lundell
Number of pages12
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameIFIP International Federation for Information Processing
ISSN (Print)1571-5736

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems and Management


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