Seeking the Source: Software Source Code as a Social and Technical Artifact

dc.contributor.authorde Souza, Cleidson
dc.contributor.authorFroehlich, Jon
dc.contributor.authorDourish, Paul
dc.description.abstractIn distributed software development, two sorts of dependencies can arise. The structure of the software system itself can create dependencies between software elements, while the structure of the development process can create dependencies between software developers. Each of these both shapes and reflects the development process. Our research concerns the extent to which, by looking uniformly at artifacts and activities, we can uncover the structures of software projects, and the ways in which development processes are inscribed into software artifacts. We show how a range of organizational processes and arrangements can be uncovered in software repositories, with implications for collaborative work in large distributed groups such as open source communities.en
dc.publisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
dc.relation.ispartofProceedings of the 2005 ACM International Conference on Supporting Group Work
dc.subjectsocial networks
dc.subjectsocio-technical systems
dc.subjectdata mining
dc.subjectsoftware repositories
dc.titleSeeking the Source: Software Source Code as a Social and Technical Artifacten
gi.citation.publisherPlaceNew York, NY, USA
gi.conference.locationSanibel Island, Florida, USA