Communication is a fundamental value of software development teams, especially in Open Source (OS) communities. An OS community, in fact, is a quite complex network of individuals having different roles and responsibilities, who can be looked upon as volunteers who spend their time creating and improving software.
These people taking part in OS Software development use to share knowledge among themselves, exchange information and create a collaborative environment.
To coordinate and improve communication of these teams dis-located all over the world and used to work at different times and ways, it is necessary to predispose and utilize specific tools.
This research study was born with the proposal to individuate and evaluate communication among members of OS communities analysing different development teams.
The starting point is an academic software development project: Metodologie Agili Distribuite (Agile Distributed Methodologies, MAD) project. This case study, performed at Univ ...