The role of trust in OSS communities - Case Linux Kernel community

Maria Antikainen, Timo Aaltonen, Jaani Väisänen

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Abstract

Open source software development has been the subject of interest among businesses as well as in the academic world. OSS enables many possibilities for companies but also sets new kinds of challenges. Because of the characteristics of the OSS phenomenon we propose that trust in OSS communities plays a key role in facilitating their success. Therefore, the aim of this study is to explore the factors that affect trust in OSS communities. The data is gathered by a survey aimed to Linux Kernel developers. Among other results it may be concluded that the most important factors affecting trust seem to be other developers' skills, reputation as well as the formal and informal practices.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOpen Source Development, Adoption and Innovation
Subtitle of host publicationIFIP Working Group 2.13 on Open Source Software, June 11-14, 2007, Limerick, Ireland
EditorsJoseph Feller, Brian Fizgerald, Walt Scacchi, Alberto Sillitti
Place of PublicationBoston
PublisherSpringer
Pages223-228
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-387-72486-7
ISBN (Print)978-0-387-72485-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Aug 2007
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
EventThe Third International Conference on Open Source Systems. Limerick, Ireland, 11 - 14 June 2007 -
Duration: 1 Jan 2007 → …

Publication series

NameIFIP International Federation for Information Processing
Volume234
ISSN (Print)1571-5736

Conference

ConferenceThe Third International Conference on Open Source Systems. Limerick, Ireland, 11 - 14 June 2007
Period1/01/07 → …

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Factors
Kernel
Linux
Developer
Open source software development

Keywords

  • Case study
  • Linux Kernel
  • OSS community
  • Survey
  • Trust

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Antikainen, M., Aaltonen, T., & Väisänen, J. (2007). The role of trust in OSS communities - Case Linux Kernel community. In J. Feller, B. Fizgerald, W. Scacchi, & A. Sillitti (Eds.), Open Source Development, Adoption and Innovation: IFIP Working Group 2.13 on Open Source Software, June 11-14, 2007, Limerick, Ireland (pp. 223-228). Boston: Springer. IFIP International Federation for Information Processing, Vol.. 234 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-72486-7_19
Antikainen, Maria ; Aaltonen, Timo ; Väisänen, Jaani. / The role of trust in OSS communities - Case Linux Kernel community. Open Source Development, Adoption and Innovation: IFIP Working Group 2.13 on Open Source Software, June 11-14, 2007, Limerick, Ireland. editor / Joseph Feller ; Brian Fizgerald ; Walt Scacchi ; Alberto Sillitti. Boston : Springer, 2007. pp. 223-228 (IFIP International Federation for Information Processing, Vol. 234).
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Antikainen, M, Aaltonen, T & Väisänen, J 2007, The role of trust in OSS communities - Case Linux Kernel community. in J Feller, B Fizgerald, W Scacchi & A Sillitti (eds), Open Source Development, Adoption and Innovation: IFIP Working Group 2.13 on Open Source Software, June 11-14, 2007, Limerick, Ireland. Springer, Boston, IFIP International Federation for Information Processing, vol. 234, pp. 223-228, The Third International Conference on Open Source Systems. Limerick, Ireland, 11 - 14 June 2007, 1/01/07. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-72486-7_19

The role of trust in OSS communities - Case Linux Kernel community. / Antikainen, Maria; Aaltonen, Timo; Väisänen, Jaani.

Open Source Development, Adoption and Innovation: IFIP Working Group 2.13 on Open Source Software, June 11-14, 2007, Limerick, Ireland. ed. / Joseph Feller; Brian Fizgerald; Walt Scacchi; Alberto Sillitti. Boston : Springer, 2007. p. 223-228 (IFIP International Federation for Information Processing, Vol. 234).

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Antikainen M, Aaltonen T, Väisänen J. The role of trust in OSS communities - Case Linux Kernel community. In Feller J, Fizgerald B, Scacchi W, Sillitti A, editors, Open Source Development, Adoption and Innovation: IFIP Working Group 2.13 on Open Source Software, June 11-14, 2007, Limerick, Ireland. Boston: Springer. 2007. p. 223-228. (IFIP International Federation for Information Processing, Vol. 234). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-72486-7_19