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ESEC/FSE 2022
Mon 14 - Fri 18 November 2022 Singapore
Mon 14 Nov 2022 14:30 - 14:45 at SRC LT 51 - Community Chair(s): Dirk Riehle

The development of open source software (OSS) is a broad field which requires diverse skill sets. For example, maintainers help lead the project and promote its longevity, technical writers assist with documentation, bug reporters identify defects in software, and developers program the software.
However, it is unknown which skills are used in OSS development as well as OSS contributors' general attitudes towards skills in OSS. In this paper, we address this gap by administering a survey to a diverse set of 455 OSS contributors. Guided by these responses as well as prior literature on software development expertise and social factors of OSS, we develop a model of skills in OSS that considers the many contexts OSS contributors work in. This model has 45 skills in the following 9 categories: technical skills, working styles, problem solving, contribution types, project-specific skills, interpersonal skills, external relations, management, and characteristics. Through a mix of qualitative and quantitative analyses, we find that OSS contributors are actively motivated to improve skills and perceive many benefits in sharing their skills with others. We then use this analysis to derive a set of design implications and best practices for those who incorporate skills into OSS tools and platforms, such as GitHub.

Mon 14 Nov

Displayed time zone: Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Urumqi change

14:00 - 15:30
CommunityResearch Papers / Ideas, Visions and Reflections / Demonstrations / Industry Paper at SRC LT 51
Chair(s): Dirk Riehle University of Bavaria, Erlangen
14:00
15m
Talk
In War and Peace: The Impact of World Politics on Software Ecosystems
Ideas, Visions and Reflections
Raula Gaikovina Kula Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Christoph Treude University of Melbourne
DOI
14:15
15m
Talk
A Retrospective Study of One Decade of Artifact Evaluations
Research Papers
Stefan Winter LMU Munich, Christopher Steven Timperley Carnegie Mellon University, Ben Hermann TU Dortmund, Jürgen Cito TU Wien, Jonathan Bell Northeastern University, Michael Hilton Carnegie Mellon University, Dirk Beyer LMU Munich
DOI
14:30
15m
Talk
Understanding Skills for OSS Communities on GitHub
Research Papers
Jenny Liang University of Washington, Thomas Zimmermann Microsoft Research, Denae Ford Microsoft Research
DOI Pre-print Media Attached
14:45
15m
Talk
Achievement Unlocked: A Case Study on Gamifying DevOps Practices in Industry
Industry Paper
Patrick Ayoup Concordia University, Diego Elias Costa Université du Québec à Montréal, Emad Shihab Concordia University
DOI
15:00
7m
Talk
iTiger: An Automatic Issue Title Generation Tool
Demonstrations
Ting Zhang Singapore Management University, Ivana Clairine Irsan Singapore Management University, Ferdian Thung Singapore Management University, DongGyun Han Royal Holloway, University of London, David Lo Singapore Management University, Lingxiao Jiang Singapore Management University
15:08
7m
Talk
CodeMatcher: A Tool for Large-Scale Code Search Based on Query Semantics Matching
Demonstrations
Chao Liu Chongqing University, Xuanlin Bao Chongqing University, Xin Xia Huawei, Meng Yan Chongqing University, David Lo Singapore Management University, Ting Zhang Singapore Management University
15:15
15m
Talk
Generating Realistic Vulnerabilities via Neural Code Editing: An Empirical Study
Research Papers
Yu Nong Washington State University, Yuzhe Ou University of Texas at Dallas, Michael Pradel University of Stuttgart, Feng Chen University of Texas at Dallas, Haipeng Cai Washington State University
DOI Pre-print