Quantify factors of contribution-friendliness - who to contact?

Dear Open Source Design community,

I am new here but I already feel at home :slight_smile:

Here is a call I made on twitter but I was told the community is active here:

I would like to quantify what makes an opensource project contribution-friendly. Here is a possible roadmap. https://jibe-b.gitlab.io/experiment/contribution-friendliness-and-farmers-researchers-community.html#what-makes-a-project-contribution-friendly #UXforContribution.

Who would you recommend me to contact in academia?

Who would you recommend me to contact in the private sector?

Looking forward for your answers (or even better your questions!)

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Github did a survey on open source contributors: https://opensourcesurvey.org/2017/

There are also publications like

  • Bergquist, Magnus, and Jan Ljungberg. n.d. “The Power of Gifts: Organizing Social Relationships in Open Source Communities.” Information Systems Journal 11 (4): 305–20. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2575.2001.00111.x.
  • Ducheneaut, Nicolas. 2005. “Socialization in an Open Source Software Community: A Socio-Technical Analysis.” Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) 14 (4): 323–68.

That focus on core issues and provide further links via citations.

This having said, what would make your project different from above github survey? (Asking since surveys are quite a lot of work)

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I’m not sure if this helps but IQSS (where I work) was recently awarded a related grant. “Harvard’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science will analyze the characteristics and activities of 10 successful open source projects to determine a set of guidelines that help grow and maintain a healthy open source community.” https://www.imls.gov/grants/awarded/lg-72-18-0147-18

I would think that friendliness counts. :slight_smile:

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