research on open-source software development
Thu Sep 7 14:32:00 GMT 2000
Dear GCC Project Members,
(Sorry for consuming the bandwidth.)
I've been doing some academic research on open-source
software development taking GCC as a case. I've found
something interesting and plan to publish a paper in
ACM conference on computer supported cooperative work.
As I wrote to this mailing list on March 2, 2000 (I
think most of you forget...), I would like to post the
URL of the paper and have some feedback (if you have
Please understand that this is an academic study and
focuses on particular aspects. But, I hope it partly
explains how open-source software succeeds.
Please download the paper (PDF) from,
Summary is available,
Since page-by-page browsing does not work, copy the
entire file to your disk first.
I don't quote any specific email messages in the paper.
I also admire your great work as one of the users of
(Here is the original message,
Anderson School at UCLA
(I changed school recently.)
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