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ICSE 2021
Mon 17 May - Sat 5 June 2021

This program is tentative and subject to change.

Due to the voluntary nature of open source software, it can be hard to find a developer to work on a particular task. For example, some issue reports may be too cumbersome and unexciting for someone to volunteer to do them, yet these issue reports may be of high priority to the success of a project. To provide an incentive for implementing such issue reports, one can propose a monetary reward, i.e., a bounty, to the developer who completes that particular task.

In this paper, we study bounties in open source projects on GitHub to better understand how bounties can be leveraged to evolve such projects in terms of addressing issue reports. We investigated 5,445 bounties for GitHub projects. These bounties were proposed through the Bountysource platform with a total bounty value of $406,425. We find that 1) in general, the timing of proposing bounties is the most important factor that is associated with the likelihood of an issue being addressed. More specifically, issue reports are more likely to be addressed if they are for projects in which bounties are used more frequently and if they are proposed earlier. 2) The bounty value of an issue report is the most important factor that is associated with the issue-addressing likelihood in the projects in which no bounties were used before. 3) There is a risk of wasting money for backers who invest money on long-standing issue reports.

Our findings suggest that backers should consider proposing a bounty early and be cautious when proposing small bounties on long-standing issue reports. Bounty platforms should allow dividing bounties between hunters, and transferring bounties to other issue reports.

This program is tentative and subject to change.

Tue 25 May
Times are displayed in time zone: Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna change

19:35 - 20:55
1.5.4. Open Source: Participants' MotivationsTechnical Track / Journal-First Papers at Blended Sessions Room 4 +12h
Chair(s): Gregorio RoblesUniversidad Rey Juan Carlos
19:35
20m
Paper
Leaving My Fingerprints: Motivations and Challenges of Contributing to OSS for Social GoodTechnical Track
Technical Track
Yu HuangUniversity of Michigan, Denae FordMicrosoft Research, Thomas ZimmermannMicrosoft Research
Pre-print
19:55
20m
Paper
Studying the Association between Bountysource Bounties and the Issue-addressing Likelihood of GitHub Issue ReportsJournal-First
Journal-First Papers
Jiayuan ZhouCentre for Software Excellence, Huawei, Canada, Shaowei WangUniversity of Manitoba, Cor-Paul BezemerUniversity of Alberta, Ying ZouQueen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Ahmed E. HassanSchool of Computing, Queen's University
Pre-print
20:15
20m
Paper
Onboarding vs. Diversity, Productivity and Quality -- Empirical Study of the OpenStack EcosystemArtifact ReusableTechnical TrackArtifact Available
Technical Track
Armstrong FoundjemQueens University, Ellis E. EghanPolytechnique Montreal, Bram AdamsQueens University
Link to publication Pre-print
20:35
20m
Paper
The Shifting Sands of Motivation: Revisiting What Drives Contributors in Open SourceTechnical Track
Technical Track
Marco GerosaNorthern Arizona University, USA, Igor Scaliante WieseFederal University of Technology – Paraná - UTFPR, Bianca TrinkenreichNorthern of Arizona Univeristy, Georg LinkBitergia, Gregorio RoblesUniversidad Rey Juan Carlos, Christoph TreudeUniversity of Adelaide, Igor SteinmacherFederal University of Technology - Paraná / Northern Arizona University, Anita SarmaOregon State University
Pre-print

Wed 26 May
Times are displayed in time zone: Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna change

07:35 - 08:55
1.5.4. Open Source: Participants' MotivationsTechnical Track / Journal-First Papers at Blended Sessions Room 4
07:35
20m
Paper
Leaving My Fingerprints: Motivations and Challenges of Contributing to OSS for Social GoodTechnical Track
Technical Track
Yu HuangUniversity of Michigan, Denae FordMicrosoft Research, Thomas ZimmermannMicrosoft Research
Pre-print
07:55
20m
Paper
Studying the Association between Bountysource Bounties and the Issue-addressing Likelihood of GitHub Issue ReportsJournal-First
Journal-First Papers
Jiayuan ZhouCentre for Software Excellence, Huawei, Canada, Shaowei WangUniversity of Manitoba, Cor-Paul BezemerUniversity of Alberta, Ying ZouQueen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Ahmed E. HassanSchool of Computing, Queen's University
Pre-print
08:15
20m
Paper
Onboarding vs. Diversity, Productivity and Quality -- Empirical Study of the OpenStack EcosystemArtifact ReusableTechnical TrackArtifact Available
Technical Track
Armstrong FoundjemQueens University, Ellis E. EghanPolytechnique Montreal, Bram AdamsQueens University
Link to publication Pre-print
08:35
20m
Paper
The Shifting Sands of Motivation: Revisiting What Drives Contributors in Open SourceTechnical Track
Technical Track
Marco GerosaNorthern Arizona University, USA, Igor Scaliante WieseFederal University of Technology – Paraná - UTFPR, Bianca TrinkenreichNorthern of Arizona Univeristy, Georg LinkBitergia, Gregorio RoblesUniversidad Rey Juan Carlos, Christoph TreudeUniversity of Adelaide, Igor SteinmacherFederal University of Technology - Paraná / Northern Arizona University, Anita SarmaOregon State University
Pre-print

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