Study 4: How openness impacts developer’s satisfaction and their contribution
My third empirical study strikingly reveals that openness is important to developer communities and that this is not just a matter of course. Openness of software components is more important than openness of hardware components. Replicability is perceived less important than accessibility and transparency. Highly active developers indicate higher importance ratings than less active developers, while the duration of participation does not influence the indicated importance.
KeywordsLinear Regression Model Multilevel Model Software Component Research Hypothesis Hardware Component
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