The Secret Life of Software Communities - What we Know and What we Don't Know.

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Communities of software practice are increasingly playing a central role in the development, operation, maintenance, and evolution of good-quality software, as well as DevOps pipelines, lean Organizations and Global Software Development. However, the structures and characteristics behind such communities are still unknown. For this reason, in this paper, we tried to explore the organizational secret of communities, trying to offer a few practical extracts of (1) what we know and is known, (2) what we know to be unknown, and (3) what we know to be tentatively discoverable in the near future from an empirical research point of view. Moreover, the paper provides a number of recommendations for practitioners to help and be helped in their community endeavors.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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  • Community Types
  • DevOps
  • Road Map


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