Network Analysis of the Community

  • Yongqin Gao
  • Greg Madey
Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 234)


Software is central to the functioning of modern computer-based society. The OSS (Open Source Software) phenomenon is a novel, widely growing approach to develop both applications and infrastructure software. In this research, we studied the community network of the, especially the structure and evolution of the community network, to understand the Open Source Software movement. We applied three different analyses on the network, including structure analysis, centrality analysis and path analysis. By applying these analyses, we are able to gain insights of the network development and its influence to individual developments.


Path Analysis Degree Distribution Average Degree Centrality Analysis Collaboration Network 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yongqin Gao
    • 1
  • Greg Madey
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringUniversity of Notre DameUSA

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