November 27, 2013

Paper: How and Why has the LibreOffice Project Evolved?

Simon Phipps pointed to a paper by Jonas Gamalielsson and Bjorn Lundell on the evolution of the Apache OpenOffice and LibreOffice development communities. "From our results, it remains to be seen to what extent the LibreOffice and Apache OpenOffice projects may successfully evolve their projects and associated communities in a way that can be sustainable long-term. So far it seems that LibreOffice has been the more successful project in terms of growing associated communities. Our results suggest that the choice of Open Source license significantly impacts on conditions for attracting contributions to Open Source projects."

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