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MSR 2021
Mon 17 - Wed 19 May 2021
co-located with ICSE 2021
Wed 19 May 2021 10:08 - 10:11 at MSR Room 2 - Dependencies and OSS Chair(s): Luca Pascarella

Context: Open Source Software (OSS) projects rely on a continuous stream of new contributors for sustainable livelihood. Recent studies reported that new contributors experience many barriers in their first contribution. One of the critical barriers is the social barrier. Although a number of studies investigated the social barriers to new contributors, to the best of our knowledge, the relationship between the first response to the first contributions and their future contributions has not been studied comprehensively.
Objective: In this registered report, we introduce the study protocols that investigate the correlation between the first response given to the first contributions and the future contribution. First, we performed a preliminary survey to manually explore the sentiments of the first response. Preliminary analysis shows confirm that the first responses are mainly neutral. Method: Our execution plan includes a quantitative approach with three research questions. We inspect the first response of the first contributions, investigate the effects of characteristics of the first response to the interaction between first-time-contributor and project contributors, and find the impact of the interactions between other contributors.

Conference Day
Wed 19 May

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10:00 - 10:50
Dependencies and OSSTechnical Papers / Registered Reports at MSR Room 2
Chair(s): Luca PascarellaDelft University of Technology
10:01
3m
Talk
Identifying Critical Projects via PageRank and Truck Factor
Technical Papers
Rolf-Helge PfeifferIT University of Copenhagen
Pre-print
10:04
4m
Talk
Revisiting Dockerfiles in Open Source Software Over Time
Technical Papers
Kalvin EngUniversity of Alberta, Abram HindleUniversity of Alberta
Pre-print
10:08
3m
Talk
Does the First-Response Matter for Future Contributions? A Study of First Contributions
Registered Reports
Noppadol AssavakamhaenghanNara Institute of Science and Technology, Supatsara WattanakriengkraiNara Institute of Science and Technology, Naomichi ShimadaNara Institute of Science and Technology, Raula Gaikovina KulaNAIST, Takashi IshioNara Institute of Science and Technology, Kenichi MatsumotoNara Institute of Science and Technology
Pre-print
10:11
4m
Talk
Data Balancing Improves Self-Admitted Technical Debt Detection
Technical Papers
Murali SridharanUniversity of Oulu, Leevi RantalaUniversity of Oulu, Maëlick ClaesUniversity of Oulu, Mika MäntyläUniversity of Oulu
Pre-print
10:15
35m
Live Q&A
Discussions and Q&A
Technical Papers


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