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Open source software development represents the work of hundreds of thousands (perhaps millions) of developers around the world and is a critical component of many widely-used software products. Much of this development is self-organizing, taking place outside the structures of specific organizations. This paper introduces 'Developmetrics,' the application of Bibliometrics techniques to similarly characterize the artifacts produced by open source development (software). Similar cross-over analysis has been done before in the study of other self-organizing networks, such as the Internet. They use a standard Bibliometrics visualization technique to guide the discussion and they introduce extensions to concepts of network assortativity, node afference and node efference to accommodate network meta-data.
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