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ICSE 2020
Wed 24 June - Thu 16 July 2020
Thu 9 Jul 2020 01:21 - 01:33 at Silla - P18-Open Source Systems Chair(s): John Grundy

Open Source Software (OSS) has come to play a critical role in the software industry. Some large ecosystems enjoy participation of large numbers of companies, each of which has its own focus and goals. Indeed, companies that otherwise compete, may become collaborators within the OSS ecosystem they participate in. Prior research has largely focused on firm involvement in OSS projects, but there is a scarcity of research focusing on company collaborations within OSS ecosystems. Some of these ecosystems have become critical building blocks for organizations worldwide; hence, a clear understanding of how companies collaborate within large ecosystems is essential. This paper presents the results of an empirical study of the OpenStack ecosystem, in which hundreds of companies collaborate on thousands of project repositories in order to deliver cloud distributions. Based on a detailed analysis, we identify clusters of collaborations, and identify four strategies that companies adopt to engage with the OpenStack ecosystem. We also find that companies may engage in intentional or passive collaborations, or may work in an isolated fashion. Further, we find that a company’s position in the collaboration network is positively associated with its productivity in OpenStack. Our study sheds light on how large OSS ecosystems work, and in particular on the patterns of collaboration within one such large ecosystem.

Thu 9 Jul
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01:05 - 02:05: P18-Open Source SystemsPaper Presentations / Journal First / Technical Papers at Silla
Chair(s): John GrundyMonash University
01:05 - 01:13
Talk
Journal First
Yuxia ZhangPeking University, Minghui ZhouPeking University, Audris MockusUniversity of Tennessee - Knoxville, Zhi JinPeking University
01:13 - 01:21
Talk
Journal First
Pavneet Singh KochharMicrosoft, Eirini KalliamvakouUniversity of Victoria, Nachiappan NagappanMicrosoft Research, Thomas ZimmermannMicrosoft Research, Christian BirdMicrosoft Research
Pre-print Media Attached
01:21 - 01:33
Talk
Technical Papers
Yuxia ZhangPeking University, Minghui ZhouPeking University, Klaas-Jan StolUniversity College Cork and Lero, Ireland, Jianyu WuPeking University, Zhi JinPeking University
Pre-print
01:33 - 01:45
Talk
Technical Papers
Cassandra OverneyOlin College of Engineering, Jens MeinickeCarnegie Mellon University, Christian KästnerCarnegie Mellon University, Bogdan VasilescuCarnegie Mellon University
Pre-print
01:45 - 01:57
Talk
Technical Papers
Xin TanPeking University, Minghui ZhouPeking University, Brian FitzgeraldLero - The Irish Software Research Centre and University of Limerick
Pre-print