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Contribution-based firing of developers?

  • Orrei, Vincenzo ORCID Istituto del software (SI), Facoltà di scienze informatiche, Università della Svizzera italiana, Svizzera
  • Raglianti, Marco ORCID Istituto del software (SI), Facoltà di scienze informatiche, Università della Svizzera italiana, Svizzera
  • Nagy, Csaba ORCID Istituto del software (SI), Facoltà di scienze informatiche, Università della Svizzera italiana, Svizzera
  • Lanza, Michele ORCID Istituto del software (SI), Facoltà di scienze informatiche, Università della Svizzera italiana, Svizzera
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  • 2023
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  • Proceedings of the 31st ACM Joint European Software Engineering Conference and Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (ESEC/FSE 2023). - 2023, p. 2062–2066
English There has been some recent clamor about the developer layoff and turnover policies enacted by high-profile corporate executives. Precisely defining the contributions in software development has always been a thorny issue, as it is difficult to establish a developer’s “performance” without recurring to guesswork, due to how software development works and how Git persists history. Taking inspiration from a seemingly informal notion, the pony factor, we present an approach to identify the key developers in a software project. We present an analysis of 1,011 GitHub repositories, providing fact-based reflections on development contributions.
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