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From Peyman Mohajerian <>
Subject Re: Studying the evolution of the Storm project
Date Sat, 11 Jun 2016 17:38:09 GMT
Best to include Storm's dev email distribution in your question.

On Sat, Jun 11, 2016 at 7:11 AM, Gustavo Henrique Lima Pinto <> wrote:

> Hi there,
> I'm a researcher studying software evolution. As part of my current
> research, I'm studying the implications of open-sourcing a proprietary
> software, for instance, if the project succeed in attracting newcomers.
> Storm was in my list.
> To further analyze the impacts of Stom's migration, we analyzed the git
> log commit history of your project in terms of number of contributions,
> number of newcomers and number of contributors per month. The following
> figure presents a temporal perspective regarding these three measures.
> [image: Inline image 1]
> Given the numbers presented in the graphic, we would like to ask Storm
> developers the following questions:
> 1. What motivated the project to open its source code at Github? How do
> you evaluate the benefits of this migration?
> 2. Does this snapshot make sense? Did you find any inconsistency on the
> data?
> 3. Do you have any internal policy to promote/attract/retain newcomers? If
> so, do them succeed?
> 4. There is a decrease on the number of newcomers and contributions
> between 2012 and 2014. Do you have any explanation for that?
> 5. Similarly, why the number of newcomers and contributors increased that
> much after 2014?
> Thanks in advance for your collaboration,
> Gustavo Pinto, PhD

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