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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.

Conference Day
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 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 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 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 Media Attached
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 Media Attached

Conference Day
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 HuangUniversity of Michigan, Denae FordMicrosoft Research, Thomas ZimmermannMicrosoft 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 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 Media Attached
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 Media Attached