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A Dataset of Enterprise-Driven Open Source Software: Extended Description

  • 1. Athens University of Economics and Business


We present a dataset of open source software developed mainly by enterprises rather than volunteers. This can be used to address known generalizability concerns, and, also, to perform research on open source business software development. Based on the premise that an enterprise's employees are likely to contribute to a project developed by their organization using the email account provided by it, we mine domain names associated with enterprises from open data sources as well as through white- and blacklisting, and use them through three heuristics to identify 17,264 enterprise GitHub projects. We provide these as a dataset detailing their provenance and properties. A manual evaluation of a dataset sample shows an identification accuracy of 89%. Through an exploratory data analysis we found that projects are staffed by a plurality of enterprise insiders, who appear to be pulling more than their weight, and that in a small percentage of relatively large projects development happens exclusively through enterprise insiders.

This technical note provides an extended description of a paper with the same name to appear in the 17th International Conference on Mining Software Repositories (MSR 2020).



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FASTEN – Fine-Grained Analysis of Software Ecosystems as Networks 825328
European Commission