Let Me In: Guidelines for the Successful Onboarding of Newcomers to Open Source Projects

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number8254320
Pages (from-to)41-49
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Software
Volume36
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2019

Keywords

  • computer-supported cooperative work group and organization interfaces
  • human factors
  • information interfaces and represent
  • information technology and systems
  • machine systems
  • models and principles
  • newcomers
  • open source software
  • user

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software

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