Software Collaboration Networks

TitleSoftware Collaboration Networks
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsZachor C, Gunes MH
EditorMenezes R, Evsukoff A, González MC
Book TitleComplex Networks
Series TitleStudies in Computational Intelligence
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
ISBN Number978-3-642-30286-2

The need to work together with others on large projects has been emphasized with industrialization. As the software industry grew, it should be no surprise that communities to serve this purpose appeared. With the creation of websites such as,, and developers from around the world are able to collaborate on open source projects. This paper will attempt to extend previous studies of software collaboration networks through the use of network analysis. Examining, we analyze this community of developers who have contributed greatly to open source software despite not being paid to do so.