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ICSE 2020
Wed 24 June - Thu 16 July 2020
Wed 8 Jul 2020 02:10 - 03:00 at Poster Special Room - P306-Posters

The notion of forking has changed with the rise of distributed version control systems and social coding environments, like GitHub. Traditionally forking refers to splitting off an independent development branch (which we call hard forks); research on hard forks, conducted mostly in pre-GitHub days showed that hard forks were often seen critical as they may fragment a community. Today, in social forking environments, open-source developers are encouraged to fork a project in order to integrate contributions to the community (which we call social forks), which may have also influenced perceptions and practices around hard forks. To revisit hard forks, we identify, study and classify 15,306 hard forks on GitHub and interview 18 owners of hard forks or forked repositories. We find that, among others, hard forks often evolve out of social forks rather than being planned deliberately and that perception about hard forks have indeed changed dramatically, seeing them often as a positive non-competitive alternative to the original project.

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02:10 - 03:00: ICSE 2020 Posters - P306-Posters at Poster Special Room
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Hourieh KhalajzadehMonash University, Australia, Andrew SimmonsDeakin University, Mohamed AbdelrazekDeakin University, John GrundyMonash University, John HoskingUniversity of Auckland, Qiang He, Prasanna Ratnakanthan, Adil Zia, Meng Law
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Jingmei HuHarvard University, Jiwon JoungHarvard University, Maia JacobsHarvard University, Krzysztof GajosHarvard University, Margo SeltzerUniversity of British Columbia
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James JonesUniversity of California, Irvine, David RedmilesUniversity of California, Irvine
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Aman Yadav, Fatemeh Hendijani FardUniversity of British Columbia
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Jake RenzellaDeakin University, Andrew CainDeakin University, Jean-Guy SchneiderDeakin University
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Shurui ZhouCarnegie Mellon University, USA / University of Toronto, CA, Bogdan VasilescuCarnegie Mellon University, Christian KästnerCarnegie Mellon University
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Ana Nora EvansUniversity of Virginia, USA, Mary Lou SoffaUniversity of Virginia, Sebastian ElbaumUniversity of Virginia, USA