Correlation Analysis of Popularity and Interoperability in Open Source Projects

Fatima Al Shamsi, Sarah Bamatraf, Talal Rahwan, Zeyar Aung, Davor Svetinovic

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Abstract

In order to examine the success of open source projects, we analyzed 252,008 projects in the SourceForge database. We restricted our study to projects that are written in the top ranked programming languages. We measured the correlation between popularity, interoperability, productivity and the success rate of each project. The developers' contribution to the project was also examined in terms of the developer's team size, and the success in terms of the total number of committers (contributors). Our results indicate that using multiple programming languages requires additional team members. Also, there is a significant increase in the functionality of the developed project. The results also demonstrated that there is a positive correlation between the development team size, and the total number of committers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2018 13th International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology, IIT 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages181-186
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538666739
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 8 2019
Event13th International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology, IIT 2018 - Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
Duration: Nov 18 2018Nov 19 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2018 13th International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology, IIT 2018

Conference

Conference13th International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology, IIT 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited Arab Emirates
CityAl Ain
Period11/18/1811/19/18

Keywords

  • data mining
  • open-source software
  • programming languages

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Information Systems

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