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Understanding the Effects of Practices on KDE Ecosystem Health

Abstract : Open source software ecosystems have adjusted and evolved a set of practices over the years to support the delivery of sustainable software. However, few studies have investigated the impacts of such practices on the health of these ecosystems. In this paper, we present the results of an ethnographic-based study conducted during the Latin-American KDE users and contributors meeting (LaKademy 2015) with the goal of collecting practices used within the KDE ecosystem and understanding how they affect ecosystem health. The analysis was based on softgoal interdependency graphs adapted to represent practices and relate them to non-functional requirements and goals. Our results provide a preliminary insight to understand how KDE ecosystem community interacts, which working practices have been adopted and how they affect ecosystem health.
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Simone Silva Amorim, John Mcgregor, Eduardo Almeida, Christina Flach Garcia Chavez. Understanding the Effects of Practices on KDE Ecosystem Health. 13th IFIP International Conference on Open Source Systems (OSS), May 2017, Buenos Aires, Argentina. pp.89-100, ⟨10.1007/978-3-319-57735-7_10⟩. ⟨hal-01776279⟩

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