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Final Thesis: Evaluation of Components for Measuring the Contribution-Flow in Inner Source

Abstract: Inner Source is a term denoting the use of open source software development practices and the establishment of an open source-like culture within an organization. The Collaboration Management Suite (CMSuite) – a tool for measuring the collaboration of Inner Source – is developed by the Open Research Group lead by Prof. Dr. Dirk Riehle. To be able to measure said collaboration, the necessary data is being collected by the patch-flow crawler. This collection of data requires a high amount of maintenance which is currently being carried by the research group. The main purpose of this work is to identify an open source alternative by establishing a context-based evaluation model which focuses on shifting the maintenance burden to the open-source community. Additionally, the patch-flow crawler should improve in measuring not only code changes but also contributions in form of issues, pull requests, and mailing lists.

Keywords: inner source, patch-flow measurement, software analytics

Reference: Artur Mandybura. Evaluation of Components for Measuring the Contribution-Flow in Inner Source. Master Thesis. Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg: 2020.

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