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ICSE 2021
Mon 17 May - Sat 5 June 2021

Despite the growing success of open-source software ecosystems (SECOs), their sustainability depends on the recruitment and involvement of ever-larger contributors. As such, onboarding, i.e., the socio-technical adaptation of new contributors to a SECO, forms a significant aspect of a SECO’s growth that requires substantial resources. Unfortunately, despite theoretical models and initial user studies to examine the potential benefits of onboarding, little is known about the process of SECO onboarding, nor about the socio-technical benefits and drawbacks of contributors’ onboarding experience in a SECO. To address these, we first carry out an observational study of 72 new contributors during an OpenStack onboarding event to provide a catalog of teaching content, teaching strategies, onboarding challenges, and expected benefits. Next, we empirically validate the extent to which diversity, productivity, and quality benefits are achieved by mining code changes, reviews, and contributors’ issues with(out) OpenStack onboarding experience. Among other findings, our study shows a significant correlation with increasing gender diversity (65% for both females and non-binary contributors) and patch acceptance rates (13.5%). Onboarding also has a significant negative correlation with the time until a contributor’s first commit and bug-proneness of contributions.

Tue 25 May

Displayed 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 Robles Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
19:35
20m
Paper
Leaving My Fingerprints: Motivations and Challenges of Contributing to OSS for Social GoodTechnical Track
Technical Track
Yu Huang University of Michigan, Denae Ford Microsoft Research, Thomas Zimmermann Microsoft Research
Pre-print Media Attached
19:55
20m
Paper
Studying the Association between Bountysource Bounties and the Issue-addressing Likelihood of GitHub Issue ReportsJournal-First
Journal-First Papers
Jiayuan Zhou Centre for Software Excellence, Huawei, Canada, Shaowei Wang University of Manitoba, Cor-Paul Bezemer University of Alberta, Ying Zou Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Ahmed E. Hassan School 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 Foundjem Queens University, Ellis E. Eghan Polytechnique Montreal, Bram Adams Queens University
Link to publication Pre-print Media Attached
20:35
20m
Paper
The Shifting Sands of Motivation: Revisiting What Drives Contributors in Open SourceTechnical Track
Technical Track
Marco Gerosa Northern Arizona University, USA, Igor Scaliante Wiese Federal University of Technology – Paraná - UTFPR, Bianca Trinkenreich Northern of Arizona Univeristy, Georg Link Bitergia, Gregorio Robles Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Christoph Treude University of Adelaide, Igor Steinmacher Federal University of Technology - Paraná / Northern Arizona University, Anita Sarma Oregon State University
Pre-print Media Attached

Wed 26 May

Displayed 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 Huang University of Michigan, Denae Ford Microsoft Research, Thomas Zimmermann Microsoft Research
Pre-print Media Attached
07:55
20m
Paper
Studying the Association between Bountysource Bounties and the Issue-addressing Likelihood of GitHub Issue ReportsJournal-First
Journal-First Papers
Jiayuan Zhou Centre for Software Excellence, Huawei, Canada, Shaowei Wang University of Manitoba, Cor-Paul Bezemer University of Alberta, Ying Zou Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Ahmed E. Hassan School 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 Foundjem Queens University, Ellis E. Eghan Polytechnique Montreal, Bram Adams Queens University
Link to publication Pre-print Media Attached
08:35
20m
Paper
The Shifting Sands of Motivation: Revisiting What Drives Contributors in Open SourceTechnical Track
Technical Track
Marco Gerosa Northern Arizona University, USA, Igor Scaliante Wiese Federal University of Technology – Paraná - UTFPR, Bianca Trinkenreich Northern of Arizona Univeristy, Georg Link Bitergia, Gregorio Robles Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Christoph Treude University of Adelaide, Igor Steinmacher Federal University of Technology - Paraná / Northern Arizona University, Anita Sarma Oregon State University
Pre-print Media Attached