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dc.contributor.authorCapiluppi, A-
dc.date.accessioned2012-12-07T10:22:35Z-
dc.date.available2012-12-07T10:22:35Z-
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Software: Evolution and Process, Online Paper, Sep 2012en_US
dc.identifier.issn2047-7481-
dc.identifier.urihttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/smr.1570/abstracten
dc.identifier.urihttp://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/7044-
dc.descriptionCopyright @ 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.en_US
dc.description.abstractSeveral years of research and evidence have demonstrated that Open Source Software (OSS) portals often contain a large amount of software projects that simply do not evolve, developed by relatively small communities, struggling to attract a sustained number of contributors. These portals have started to increasingly act as a storage for abandoned projects, and researchers and practitioners should try and point out how to take advantage of such content. Similarly, other online content portals (like Wikipedia) could be harvested for valuable content. In this paper we argue that, even with differences in the requested expertise, many projects reliant on content and contributions by users undergo a similar evolution, and follow similar patterns: when a project fails to attract contributors, it appears to be not evolving, or abandoned. Far from a negative finding, even those projects could provide valuable content that should be harvested and identified based on common characteristics: by using the attributes of “usefulness” and “modularity” we isolate valuable content in both Wikipedia pages and OSS projects.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Ltden_US
dc.subjectEvolutionary patternsen_US
dc.subjectUser-generated contenten_US
dc.subjectOpen source softwareen_US
dc.subjectWikipediaen_US
dc.titleSimilarities, challenges and opportunities of wikipedia content and open source projectsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1002/smr.1570-
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