The Five Stages of Open Source Volunteering

  • Today’s software systems build on open source software. Thus, we need to understand how to successfully create, nurture, and mature the software development communities of these open source projects. In this report, we review and discuss best practices of the open source volunteering and recruitment process that successful project leaders are using to lead their projects to success. We combine the perspective of the volunteer, looking at a project, with the perspective of a project leader, looking to find additional volunteers for the project. We identify a five-stage process consisting of a connecting, understanding, engaging, performing, and leading stage. The underlying best practices, whToday’s software systems build on open source software. Thus, we need to understand how to successfully create, nurture, and mature the software development communities of these open source projects. In this report, we review and discuss best practices of the open source volunteering and recruitment process that successful project leaders are using to lead their projects to success. We combine the perspective of the volunteer, looking at a project, with the perspective of a project leader, looking to find additional volunteers for the project. We identify a five-stage process consisting of a connecting, understanding, engaging, performing, and leading stage. The underlying best practices, when applied, significantly increase the chances for a successful open source project.show moreshow less

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Metadaten
Author:Dirk Riehle
URN:urn:nbn:de:bvb:29-opus4-43655
Series (Volume number):Technical reports / Department Informatik (CS-2014-01)
Document Type:Report
Language:English
Year of Completion:2014
Publishing Institution:Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)
Release Date:2014/03/24
SWD-Keyword:software
Institutes:Technische Fakultät
Dewey Decimal Classification:Informatik, Informationswissenschaft, allgemeine Werke / Informatik, Wissen, Systeme / Datenverarbeitung; Informatik
open_access (DINI-Set):open_access
Licence (German):Keine Creative Commons Lizenz - es gilt der Veröffentlichungsvertrag und das deutsche Urheberrecht

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