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Virtual Organizational Learnign in Open Source Software Development Projects

  • Yoris A. Au

    (University of Texas at San Antonio)

  • Darrell Carpenter

    (University of Texas at San Antonio)

  • Xiaogang Chen

    (University of Texas at San Antonio)

  • Jan G. Clark

    (University of Texas at San Antonio)

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    We studied the existence of virtual organizational learning in open source software (OSS) development projects. Specifically, our research focused on learning effects of OSS projects and factors that affect the learning process. The number and percentage of resolved bugs and bug resolution time of 118 SourceForge.net OSS projects were used to measure the learning effects> Projects were characterized by project type, number and experience of developers, number of bugs, and bug resolution time. Our results provide evidence of virtual organizational learning in OSS development projects.

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