Coordination and Communication Tools in Free/Open Source Software: A Metrics Evaluation
Free/Open Source Software (F/OSS) lack proper planning schedule of traditional software since they are developed by a community of volunteers who contribute to a project in accordance with their own skills and time schedules. Due to open nature in all aspects of F/OSS development i.e. developers, roles, time schedules, infrastructure and requirements, it is a difficult task to develop metrics for F/OSS projects. This paper proposes and validates metrics to study the impact of adoption of coordination and communication tools in F/OSS projects progress.