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Opensource Development—A Social Activity The general perception for a software developer is that she is introverted geek and confine to her cubical and with no communication with others or remains under the firewalls of the organization where she is working. In fact this is no true at all and particularly not for opensource development community because opensource is based on the open environment where each developer is contributing her share and this activity is not possible without social interactions with other developers. Before sometime only few means of communicating channels were available like forums on the opensource sites and other forums running by big organizations using opensource where developers come into close contacts and sharing their knowledge through e-mils like primitive communication channels. With advent of technologies instant messengers and presence of social sites like Facebook and particularly Twitter has opened the way for full swing opensource development. There are lots of collaboration is going on in the opensource community where you will find a crystal clear transparency and meritocracy and that leads developers to collaborate at high productivity levels thus we can say that successful opensource development is based on the social behavior of the developers. If we see the figures that Linux is getting contribution from 10.000 or more developers. It is not true that only developers from big enterprises are collaborate and show social activities but developers working on small and medium projects also working with other people through these collaborating tools and giving their contributions to accelerate innovations and fueling further social behaviors and social activities.

Opensource Development—A Social Activity  
Opensource Development—A Social Activity  

With advent of technologies instant messengers and presence of social sites like Facebook and particularly Twitter has opened the way for fu...

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