Success of open source projects: Patterns of downloads and releases with time

Ayelet Israeli*, Dror G. Feitelson

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The success of software projects has many different facets: meeting user requirements, being developed within given budget and time constraints, and actually being used. We focus on one of them: the pattern of adoption by users, and its possible relationship with continued development. This is done based on readily available data for open source projects, namely their releases and downloads. Rather than just classifying projects as "successful" or "failure", we identify six distinct patterns of how the download rate changes with time that illuminate different aspects of successful or failed projects.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Software - Science, Technologyand Engineering, SwSTE'07
Pages87-94
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
EventIEEE International Conference on Software - Science, Technology and Engineering, SwSTE'07 - Herzlia, Israel
Duration: 30 Oct 200731 Oct 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Software - Science, Technology and Engineering, SwSTE'07

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Software - Science, Technology and Engineering, SwSTE'07
Country/TerritoryIsrael
CityHerzlia
Period30/10/0731/10/07

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