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Type: Journal article
Title: Let me in: guidelines for the successful onboarding of newcomers to open source projects
Author: Steinmacher, I.
Treude, C.
Gerosa, M.
Citation: IEEE Software, 2019; 36(4):41-49
Publisher: IEEE
Issue Date: 2019
ISSN: 0740-7459
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Igor Steinmacher, Christoph Treude, Marco Aurélio Gerosa
Abstract: Many community-based open source software (OSS) projects depend on a continuous influx of newcomers for their survival and continuity, yet newcomers face many barriers to contributing to a project. We provide guidelines based on our previous work for both OSS communities and newcomers to OSS projects.
Keywords: Open source software; information technology and systems; models and principles; user; machine systems; human factors; computer-supported cooperative work group and organization interfaces; information interfaces and represent; newcomers
Rights: © 2019 IEEE
RMID: 0030101585
DOI: 10.1109/MS.2018.110162131
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